How did these Ancient Roman coins get to JAPAN? Artefacts are found thousands of miles from where they were made
For the first time, Japanese archaeologists have unearthed ancient Roman coins at the ruins of an old castle.
The discovery of 10 bronze and copper coins, the oldest dating from about 300-400 AD, in southern Okinawa caught researchers by surprise.
This was the first time Roman Empire coins had been discovered in Japan, thousands of miles from where they were likely to have been minted.
Researchers think the coins travelled during the Middle Ages, when trade between Japan and the West was reaching a high point.
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