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Exhibition of Roman artefacts is a "major coup" for city

The Hoxne Hoard of coins found in Suffolk in 1992 features in the exhibition. Photo: ITV News Anglia.

The largest-ever UK exhibition of Roman artefacts on loan from the British Library opens at Norwich Castle Museum this weekend in what business and community leaders are hailing as a "major coup" for the city.

The 160-piece exhibition explores the story of one of the most powerful empires the world has ever seen.

It has taken three years to plan and features some of the best material ever seen outside of the British Museum from the Roman Empire.

Among the highlights are items from the Imperial palaces and villas of known emperors like Nero, Lukius Verras, and Hadrian. It also includes coins from the Hoxne Hoard of coins and jewellery found in Suffolk in 1992 and silver cup found at Hockering in Norfolk.

The exhibition opens at the Castle Museum in Norwich on Saturday and runs until the end of April.

Museum workers put the finishing touches to the exhibition at Norwich Castle. Credit: ITV News Anglia.
One of the items in the Castle Museum exhibition. Credit: ITV News Anglia.