Unique ID: IARCH-56109F

Workflow status: Published Find published

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Quantity summary

  • Coins in hoard: 21
  • Containers for the hoard: 1


Broad period: ROMAN

Coin chronology

Last ruler: Arcadius
Last Reece period: Period 21 Theodosian II (388-402)
Date from: AD 388
Date to: AD 402
Terminal reason: Date of latest reverse type

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Coin summary

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Period Ruler Denomination Mint From To Quantity
ROMAN Constantius II Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) - - - 5
ROMAN Valens Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) - - - 1
ROMAN Theodosius I Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) - - - 11
ROMAN Arcadius Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) - - - 1
ROMAN - Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) - AD 379 AD 395 3

Coin data quality rating: Fair (Grade 2)


Robertson 2000, 366-367 no. 1505:

""In 1934 twenty-one small brass Roman coins were brought into the Harris Museum, Preston, by a man who said that they had been found in a pit at Brindle, Lancashire, contained in a small pot which had later been broken. No further information has since been obtained about the circumstances of the discovery, or about the exact size of the hoard when first found. It is therefore quite uncertain whether the twenty-one coins now in the Preston Museum represent the whole hoard, or only part of it. That they do represent a hoard, however, seems certain from the fact that they all show the same degree of corrosion, and the same kind of oxydization."
Constantius II, Aug. 5
Valens 1
Theodosius 12
Theodosius (?) 2
Arcadius 1

(2 on small flan)
Anne S. Robertson, in NC, 1948, 216-18, types, mints
Re-examined, 1978 (ASR)
The identifiable mintmarks are all of eastern mints. This suggests that the hoard from which these coins apparently came may not have been of British provenance, or had been brought in bulk to Roman Britain."


Latest reverse type SALVS REIPVBLICAE of Arcadius. Mints given by Robertson.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Harris Museum, Preston

Materials of coins and artefacts in the hoard

  • Ceramic
  • Copper alloy

Containers linked to this hoard

Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 1934 - Monday 31st December 1934

Personal details

Recorded by: Dr Eleanor Ghey

Other reference numbers

Legacy hoard number: 1137
SMR reference number: Pastscape 42612

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Chorley (District)
To be known as: Brindle

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Unknown
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Unknown

Archaeological context

No archaeological context available.

References cited

Audit data

Recording Institution: IARCH
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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