Roma – Romulus and Remus Coin
A similar, if not the same type of coin, found by Archeologist’s on Soham’s Fordham Road development recently, has been unknowingly in Soham since 1980.
The 1.6cm, bronze coin was found in a spoil heap, from a housing development in a neighboring county. Archeologists had surveyed an area of the site and found nothing, but it seems they were roughly 200 feet off. Soon after the archeologists left, the developers found a Roman road, cemetery, with countless bodies and artifacts; one of which was the coin that now resides in Soham, with a member of the original finders family.
Centuries Of Activity
There is evidence of human activity in and around Soham since the Bronze Age. The parish has yielded bronze weapons and tools, and some pottery, including two urns found near an un-cremated skeleton in Clipsall field.