NMGW-C6A8B0: Roman coin hoard

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Unique ID: NMGW-C6A8B0

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

The find comprises twenty-one 'radiates' (double-denarii) of Roman emperors of the middle of the third century A.D., a total that includes six irregular copies and two uncertain coins. These are summarised in the table below.

Two further coins were submitted, having been found in the same locality: an uncertain coin, probably an as/dupondius of the 1st-2nd centuries and a fourth-century nummus.

Associated finds
Attached to one coin was a small mass of iron-rich material, within which could be discerned the mineralised traces of a fragmentary textile.

Valerian I 253-60 1
Gallienus, Sole Reign 260-68 3
In Gaul
Postumus 260-69 2
Victorinus 269-71 2
Tetricus I 271-74 4
Tetricus II 273-74 1
Irregular After 270 6
Uncertain, probably irregular 2
Total 21


The twenty-one radiates form a group, the composition of which is consistent with its having formed an original single deposit in the years after A.D. 270, a period which has produced numerous hoards of such coins in Roman Britain. The rare survival of traces of a woollen textile support the idea that the coins were contained within a bag or wrapped in cloth. The two other coins, from the 1st - 2nd centuries (probably) and the second quarter of the fourth are unlikely to belong to the group; they are perhaps best interpreted as stray finds relating to Roman activity on the site over an extended period.

Class: Roman coin hoard

Subsequent actions

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

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2015TRW22


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 270

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 21

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 18th August 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Edward Besly
Identified by: Mr Edward Besly

Other reference numbers

Other reference: STTS 2017.19
Treasure case number: 2015TRW22

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Monmouthshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Monmouthshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Llanarth (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO4008
Four figure Latitude: 51.76744693
Four figure longitude: -2.8708774
1:25K map: SO4008
1:10K map: SO40NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Abergavenny Museum
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMGW
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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