LVPL-5D85E8: Roman denarii

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Unique ID: LVPL-5D85E8

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Treasure case: Wales 16.37

The finding of two Roman silver coins was reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme (Vanessa Oakden) and to H.M. Coroner, North-East Wales District. This report is based on photographs supplied by P.A.S. and consultation with the local Museum (Wrexham).

Description of find

The silver coins are Roman denarii, one of which is of the emperor Hadrian (AD 117-138); the other cannot be identified. The two coins are fused together.

Metal content and Treasure Act considerations

Silver coins of Hadrian are typically of high fineness (80 per cent Ag or more); the second coin appears to be of similar metal. The coins are clearly associated and therefore qualify as Treasure under Section 1 (1) (a) (ii) of the Treasure Act 1996.

No museum has expressed interest in acquisition. I therefore recommend that the find be disclaimed by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

E.M. Besly


Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

19 December 2016.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2016W37


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 117
Date to: Circa AD 138

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 13th October 2016 - Thursday 13th October 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Mr Edward Besly

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2016W37

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Wrexham (Unitary Authority)
District: Wrexham (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Gresford

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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