From the Telegraph: Find of Roman coin shows ancient Britons in a new light.
Experts are excited about a rare coin unearthed by an amateur treasure hunter which could change the accepted ancient history of Britain.
The silver denarius which dates back to the Roman Republic — before Julius Caesar made Rome an empire — was unearthed near Fowey in Cornwall.
Dating from 146 BC, it shows how ancient Britons were trading with the Romans well before the country was conquered in AD 43.
"It proves that there was a lot more going on between the continent and ourselves," said Anna Tyacke, Finds Liaison Officer at the Royal Cornwall Museum. [continue]
And it is impossible that the coin got in Britain a f t e r Julius Caesar conquered part of the island? Why would one assume this at all? I do not see the reason for the assumption that it cannot have been a later import. Silver coins kept their value. It even might have been, years after the invasion, a gift from a Roman legionary to a British lady, look: real antique silver! Tibimet, mea vita dulcissima, for you, my sweetheart!