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Theodosius 367 AD Invasion

The Scots, Picts and Attacotti invaded Roman England in 367 AD. At this time Saxons and Franks were marauding the eastern coast of England and the Roman general, Nectaridus, in charge of coastal defenses was killed. An army was raised in Boulogne on the French coast which landed at Richborough led by Theodosius who restored order. The army comprised of Batavians, Heruli ( possibly a Nordic tribe of mercenaries) , Jovii, and Victores.

A map showing Roman coins in Scotland at this time is above. It can not be said that these coins were dropped by Romans but it shows the extent of interaction.

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