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Quantity summary

  • Coins in hoard: 11460
  • Artefacts in hoard: 1
  • Containers for the hoard: 1


Broad period: ROMAN

Coin chronology

Last ruler: House of Constantine
Last Reece period: Period 17 Constantinian II (330-348)
Date from: AD 347
Date to: AD 348
Terminal reason: Date of latest coin

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Coin summary

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Period Ruler Denomination Mint From To Quantity
ROMAN Gallienus (sole reign) Radiate (antoninianus) - AD 260 AD 268 2
ROMAN Claudius II Radiate (antoninianus) - AD 268 AD 270 1
ROMAN - Radiate (antoninianus) Gallic mint AD 271 AD 274 6
ROMAN Carausius Radiate (antoninianus) - AD 286 AD 293 1
ROMAN Radiate (Barbarous) Radiate (antoninianus) - - - 1
ROMAN Tetrarchic Ruler (uncertain issuer) Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) - AD 313 AD 317 13
ROMAN House of Constantine Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) - AD 318 AD 329 59
ROMAN House of Constantine Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) - AD 330 AD 335 11232
ROMAN House of Constantine Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) - AD 335 AD 340 87
ROMAN House of Constantine Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) - AD 341 AD 348 2
ROMAN - Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) - - - 49
ROMAN Uncertain Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) - - - 7

Coin data quality rating: Good (Grade 3)


11 radiates and 11,449 nummi to 348 and pot. NC 2005, 46.

Treasure numbers associated with this hoard: 2004 T147


A very large mid-Constantinian hoard but typical in composition: all but about 2% consisting of the very common nummus issues of the AD 330s (the Urbs Roma and Constantinopolis commemoratives + the Gloria Exercitus type in the names of Constantine I and his sons). The latest coins are of the 2 Victories type giving a tpq of AD 348. Only a sample of c.8% fully catalogued but all sorted according to reverse type. In Bristol - there are plans to catalogue the remainder. Group shots in C&M file

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2004T147

Materials of coins and artefacts in the hoard

  • Ceramic
  • Copper alloy

Artefacts linked to this hoard

Record ID: IARCH-150CB1
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN

Containers linked to this hoard

Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 7th March 2004 - Sunday 7th March 2004

Personal details

Recorded by: Dr Eleanor Ghey

Other reference numbers

Legacy hoard number: 1937
SMR reference number: HER 17387
Treasure case number: 2004T147

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: South Gloucestershire (Unitary Authority)
District: South Gloucestershire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Thornbury

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Gardening
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

Archaeological context

No archaeological context available.

References cited

Audit data

Recording Institution: IARCH
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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