August 3rd, 2014

Stamp issue celebrating Jersey's connection to Romans


In 2012, 70,000 ancient coins were found in a field in Jersey. They were made about 2,000 years ago, when Julius Caesar and his Roman legions were conquering Gaul and the Celtic and Roman worlds were in a violent collision. They represent the turning point when the Channel Islands changed from a Celtic way of life culture to a Roman style of living.

In an effort to explore Jersey's Roman connections, the six stamps and Miniature Sheet explore some of the Emperors and Governors and their activities which one day, might reveal the answers as to exactly how and why Jersey has become home to a wealth of artifacts left over from this important period in the history of this small island.

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