She said: "The coin had been kept in storage for ten years in a low humidity room, just sitting there on a shelf.
"It was such a big surprise when we found out it is the oldest Roman coin in the country – it was dug up a decade ago. It is such a huge task to log and date coins, the hoard was so large. The coin was finally dated in 2009, but we didn't realise it was Britain's oldest until this week. It is really exciting that treasure discovered ten years ago can still keep surprising us."
The coin is now set to be a star attraction of the collection being displayed at Harborough Museum, in Market Harborough, Leicestershire. alongside other coins that were excavated at a late Iron Age shrine of the Corieltavi tribe dating to the first century AD.
Source: Telegraph.co.uk, BBC News UK