It is not known how, or when, the coins were brought to the region, but it's possible they may have been carried by a Roman soldier or exchanged by a trader as the currency became accepted in Britain.Some of the coins date from the rule of Emperor Nero, (bust pictured left) between 54 and 68AD. The most recent coins among the hoard were issued by Marcus Aurelius, (bust shown right) who ruled from 161AD to 180ADMarcus Aurelius was also a scholar and his literary work 'Meditations' is still revered as a monument to the philosophy of service and duty, describing how to find composure and remain calm in the midst of conflict.
At many international sporting events, such as the FIFA World Cup, Rugby World Cup and the Commonwealth Games, Wales has its own national teams, though at the Olympic Games, Welsh athletes compete as part of a Great Britain team.
Rugby union is seen as a symbol of Welsh identity and an expression of national consciousness.
Wales was free of glaciers by about 10,250 BP, the warmer climate allowing the area to become heavily wooded.
The post-glacial rise in sea level separated Wales and Ireland, forming the Irish Sea.
The Cumbric language, which is thought to have been closely related to Welsh, was spoken in this area until becoming extinct around the 12th century.
This form also appears at times in literary references, as in the pseudohistorical " Continuous human habitation dates from the end of the last ice age, between 12,000 and 10,000 years before present (BP), when Mesolithic hunter-gatherers from central Europe began to migrate to Great Britain.The whole of Wales was annexed by England and incorporated within the English legal system under the Laws in Wales Acts 1535–1542.Distinctive Welsh politics developed in the 19th century.Wales' 2010 gross value added (GVA) was £45.5 billion (£15,145 per head, 74.0% of the average for the UK, and the lowest GVA per head in Britain).Although Wales closely shares its political and social history with the rest of Great Britain, and a majority of the population speaks English, the country has retained a distinct cultural identity and is officially bilingual.Consultant psychiatrist Dr Richard Annear, 65, and John Player, 43, came across the small pot containing the money, including three particularly old silver denarii while walking in a field in Wick (marked on the map) Antony and Cleopatra's romance was made famous by Shakespeare's 1602 play and later immortalised in the 1963 Hollywood film Antony and Cleopatra, staring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor (pictured)He was appointed administrator of Italy while Caesar eliminated political opponents in Greece, North Africa, and Spain and after Caesar's death, formed a three-man dictatorship known as the Second Triumvirate.