One minor point, as it's an issue I dealt with several years ago on Britarch: It's not quite correct for the Mirror (or their journalist) to claim that the coins were discovered - "...*more* than 2,000 years after they were buried." Just because three of the 91(?) coins found in this hoard date to the reign on Mark Antony, does not date their burial to the 1st c. BC; especially as (from the rather confused article) it seems they were buried alongside coins of Marcus Aurelius. And as the archaeologists involved point out, elsewhere: this and another nearby hoard point to a local coin-using economy "...in the middle of the 2nd century (AD)."
Many mid/late 1st c. AD hoards of silver denarii occur throughout the British mainland, associated with the earliest Roman army camps, yet may contain predominantly Republican denarii from the 1st - or even the 2nd - century BC (see Cirencester Museum, for examples). Which, of course, does not pre-date the Roman arrival to the Republican period, or even suggest substantial monetary trade to that time. Republican denarii survived in circulation - way beyond their century of issue (and became included in hoards like this) - simply because they had a higher silver content than subsequent issues, and cannot be used for dating the burial of any hoards.
In this case, it's an example of journalists - rather than archaeologists - attempting to pre-date a historical event much earlier than the evidence allows, but I'm wary of a modern fashion - at both ends of Roman Britain - to try to date both its beginning and its end far too early (with knock-on conse-quences for the start of subsequent 'periods').
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Subject: [BRITARCH] Roman coins issued by Mark Antony found in Welsh field
A haul of valuable coins issued by Roman general Mark Antony have been
discovered in a Welsh field - more than 2,000 years after they were buried.
The coins were found in afield in the small village of Wick. "The
hoard's find spot is only a mile as the crow flies from that of another
second century silver hoard found in 2000. "Together the hoards point to
a prosperous coin-using economy in the area in the middle of the second
century." The three silver denarii were part of a 91-coin haul
comprising of currency issued by Roman rulers spanning 200 years.