COIN HOARD

Unique ID: SOM-5B9453

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated

Treasure case 2010 T272: acquired by Museum of Somerset

A hoard of 52,498 copper alloy Roman radiates and 5 silver denarii. Found within a complete, but cracked, black burnished ware vessel. This vessel is decorated with a crude pattern of crossed grooves. A further smaller, upturned, dish-like vessel, was found on top, which appeared to fit perfectly.

The current hoard summary is below and more can be read about this find at http://www.finds.org.uk/blogs/fromehoard/

Status Quantity Contemporary copies 314 Identifiable coins 44,245 Illegible coins 8,258 Total 52,503

Valerian & Gallienus (joint reign) 253-60 46
Gallienus (sole reign) 260-8 6,091
Salonina (wife of Gallienus) 260-8 404
Claudius II 268-70 5,421
Divus Claudius 270-1 1,227
Quintillus 270 333
Aurelian 270-5 266
Severina (wife of Aurelian) 270-5 13
Tacitus 275-6 252
Florian 276 10
Probus 276-82 619
Carus 282-3 8
Divus Carus 283 5
Magnia Urbica (wife of Carus) 283-5 2
Numerian 282-4 12
Carinus 283-5 19
Diocletian 284-305 38
Maximian 286-305 22
Total, Central Empire 14,788

Gallic Empire
Postumus 260-9 256
Laelian 269 4
Marius 269 35
Victorinus 269-71 7490
Divus Victorinus 271 14
Tetricus I 271-4 12416
Tetricus II 272-4 5203
Gallic Empire, uncertain 2954
Total, Gallic Empire 28,377

British Empire
Carausius 286-93 766

Contemporary copies 314

Total, identifiable coins 44,245

Illegible coins 8,258

Total 52,503

Notes:

A discussion of the hoard and its excavation is published in Bland, Moorhead and Booth (2012).

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Museum of Somerset, Taunton
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2010T272

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Period to: ROMAN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 293
Date to: Circa AD 293

Dimensions and weight

Weight: 160000 g
Quantity: 52504

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 11th April 2010 - Saturday 24th April 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Booth - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Ms Anna Booth - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2010T272

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of A silver denarius of Carausius

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Spatial metadata

Region: South West
County: Somerset
District: Mendip
To be known as: Frome area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m[scope notes]

References cited

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Created: Monday 26th April 2010
Updated: 2 days, 23 hours ago

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