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Research team sheds light on Roman financial crisisLink opens in a new window  Researchers at the University of Warwick and the University of Liverpool have analysed coins of the period and revealed a debasement of the currency far greater than historians had thought, with coins that had been pure silver before 90BC cut with up to 10 per cent copper five years later. (6th April 2022)

New Research shows Romans were early pioneers of recycling New research from the University of Liverpool’s Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology, together with the Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Warwick, has used gold impurities in silver coins and lead pollution in Greenland ice to show that the Romans were early pioneers of recycling. (16th October 2023)