HESH-91B963: Roman Coin Hoard: Leominster X-ray

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COIN HOARD

Unique ID: HESH-91B963

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

LEOMINSTER, Herefordshire

Richard Abdy and Dr Vincent Drost, Department of Coins and Medals, British Museum

518 BI radiates to 290 AD BM ref. 2013 T492

PAS ref. HESH-91B963

Circumstances of Discovery

Found by Messrs Martin Fulloway and Jeremy Daw with the aid of a metal detector with subsequent excavation carried out by FLO (Peter Reavill). Although very close groupings were recorded by the archaeological investigation, little compositional difference was noted between each section and only the major 'clump' groupings are noted in the catalogue.

No pottery was found with the coins but there was evidence that the hoard had once been contained within cloth pouches contained within leather bag(s) since a number of surviving fragments of leather had been preserved by the copper alloy corrosion products. A number of preserved leaves were also discovered within the corrosion products

Date of latest coins

See Normanby. Leominster is similar in composition and likewise contains the earliest phases of both Carausian marked series, L and C.

Summary:

Central Empire

Joint reign of Valerian & Gallienus (AD 253-60)

Salonina 1

Sole reign of Gallienus (AD 260-8) 58

Salonina 2

Claudius II (AD 268-70) 55

Divus Claudius (AD 270) 16

Quintillus (AD 270) 7

Aurelian (AD 270-5) 2

Tacitus (AD 275-6) 3

Probus (AD 276-82) 4

Joint reign of Diocletian & Maximian (AD 285-93)

Maximian 1 (2nd series Lyon = AD 286)

Gallic Empire

Postumus (AD 260-9) 7

Marius (AD 269) 1

Victorinus (AD 269-71) 89

Divus Victorinus (AD 271) 1

Tetricus I (AD 271-4) 186

Tetricus II 71

Irregular 6

British Empire

Carausius (AD 286-93) 8

Notes:

[Sam Moorhead note: this hoard contains coins of the British Empire]

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to Landowner

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2013T492

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 293
Date to: Circa AD 293

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 518

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 25th July 2013 - Monday 29th July 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Richard Abdy
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2013T492

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Leominster

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (From FLO)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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