ROMAN SILVER IN IRELAND

 

Sir, - The coins discovered at Drumanagh are not the first Roman artefacts discovered in Ireland. Roman silver, thought to have been brought here by traders or raiders, is already held in the National Museum. This is in addition to Roman coins, notably those found at the great tomb at Newgrange, where, they may have been votive offerings from native or foreign visitors.

I wonder whether the name Drumanagh, which appears to indicate a monastic connection for the site, might throw a different light on the finds. The dates and other information on the coins themselves should answer some of the questions about their origin and the period to which they belong. - Yours, etc.,

Priory Avenue,

Blackrock,

Co Dublin.