Sunday 12 April 2020

Public Being Ill Informed About Roman Army

Metal detectorists in the UK quite often dig up military equipment fittings so this applies to the outreach of the Portable Antiquities Scheme too:

Compared with...
Mind you, it's "all wrong" anyway according to this metal-detecting focused organisation, for the so-called Crosby Garrett Helmet, discovered by UK metal detectorists, was of a type that would have been dated to the late 2nd or early 3rd century AD, but was - its finders say - in fact dug out of a pit cutting layers containing fourth century coins. So, something wrong there, eh? How reliable are 'metal detected data' anyway? Comments, PAS?

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