Ancient coins have been found on a beach in the Western Isles giving new clues to the far reaching influence of the Roman Empire.
Archaeologists believe the pieces of copper alloy date from the middle of the 4th Century.
They were found in a sand dune, but the location in the Uists has been kept secret to protect the site.
Archaeologists said it was a "lucky find" as the coins were at risk of vanishing in a high tide.
Friday, July 13, 2007
All I ever find is cigarette butts. . . . Ancient coins discovered on beach