SWYOR-834D8D: Roman coin hoard

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COIN HOARD

Unique ID: SWYOR-834D8D

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Potential Treasure of 111 Roman bronze coins from

LINCOLN, LINCOLNSHIRE

Report to H M Coroner

BM ref.: 2014 T427

PAS ref.: SWYOR-834D8D

This report will consider these coins with respect to the criteria laid down in the Treasure Act (1996): namely, their age, precious metal content and whether the coins can be said to come from the same find.

Circumstances of Discovery:

Found by [name removed] with the aid of a metal detector during the second half of May 2014.

Description:

These coins, found scattered in a cultivated field, known by the Finds Liaison Officer to be close to the site of a Roman road, appear to be a mixture of Roman copper alloy denominations dating mainly to the last century of Roman rule over Britain:

First century as Qty %

Claudian copy (mid first cent. AD) 1 0.9

3rd century AD radiates:

Victorinus (AD 269-71) 1 0.9

Uncertain emperor (AD 260s-270s) 2 1.8

4th century AD nummi:

Tetrarchic

AD 294-308 2 1.8

AD 310-3 1 0.9

AD 313-7 2 1.8

Mid-Constantinian:

AD 318-24 6 5.4

AD 324-9 4 3.6

AD 330-5 41 36.9

AD 335-40 17 15.3

Magnentian copy AD 350s 1 0.9

Late Constantinian (AD 341-47) 7 6.3

?Theodosian minims (AD 383-92) 3 2.7

Illegible radiates or nummi (3rdC. - 4th C.) 23 20.7

(111 coins)

Age

All are of Roman date and therefore over 300 years old.

Metal content

They are all essentially base metal in composition (copper alloy).

From the same find?

This group of coins has the appearance of an accumulation of losses from different periods over the course of the first to fourth centuries AD. It spans a wider period than is likely for a hoard deposited in, say, the late fourth century and contains a mixture of denominations. The coins were therefore probably not deposited together as a hoard but instead form a series of technically separate finds as a result of random deposition over a period of time in an area of ancient settlement activity. As such, these coins do not appear to constitute a prima facie case Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996 which require that coins must be from the same find.

Richard Abdy

Department of Coins and Medals

The British Museum

28.7.14

Notes:

These coins have been individually recorded on the database but are linked by the Treasure tracking number 2014 T427. To avoid double counting, the object number recorded for this entry has been changed from 111 to 0.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being declared not Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2014T427

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 50
Date to: Circa AD 392

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 19th May 2014 - Saturday 31st May 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Mr Richard Abdy
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2200
Treasure case number: 2014T427

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Lincoln

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
Discovery circumstances: Found over several sessions
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: SWYOR
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