Unique ID: IARCH-AF7971

Workflow status: Published Find published

Known as

North Suffolk

Quantity summary

  • Coins in hoard: 208
  • Artefacts in hoard: 1


Broad period: ROMAN

Coin chronology

Last ruler: Domitian
Last Reece period: Period 4 Flavian (69-96)
Date from: AD 82
Date to: AD 83
Terminal reason: Date of latest coin

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Coin summary

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Period Ruler Denomination Mint From To Quantity
ROMAN Republic Denarius (Roman Republic) - 179 BC 31 BC 69
ROMAN Unspecified ruler (contemporary copy) Denarius (Roman Republic) - - - 1
ROMAN Augustus Denarius (Empire) - - - 21
ROMAN Tiberius Denarius (Empire) - - - 18
ROMAN Caligula Denarius (Empire) - - - 1
ROMAN Claudius Denarius (Empire) - - - 2
ROMAN Nero Denarius (Empire) - - - 5
ROMAN Civil War (coinage) Denarius (Empire) Gallic mint - - 1
ROMAN Galba Denarius (Empire) - - - 1
ROMAN Otho Denarius (Empire) - - - 1
ROMAN Vitellius Denarius (Empire) - - - 12
ROMAN Vespasian Denarius (Empire) - - - 38
ROMAN Titus Denarius (Empire) - - - 2
ROMAN Domitian Denarius (Empire) - - - 5
ROMAN Titus Denarius (Empire) - - - 1
ROMAN Domitian Denarius (Empire) - - - 1
ROMAN Domitian Denarius (Empire) - - - 1
ROMAN Uncertain Denarius (Empire) - - - 2
ROMAN Republic Denarius (Roman Republic) - - - 25

Coin data quality rating: Excellent (Grade 4)


206 denarii to Domitian (and two fragments). NC 2010.

Treasure numbers associated with this hoard: 2009 T243
Other PAS records associated with this hoard: SF-413CE5

Brown, A. and Ghey, E. North Suffolk 2009 T243 . Unpublished catalogue, The British Museum.


The hoard appears to have been placed in a small pit but no evidence of a container was preserved. Disturbance had caused some dispersal of the hoard. "The coins were brought to the British Museum in July 2009, along with an undiagnostic lead fragment and a small fragment of modern metal. On examination, some of the fragments were found to join and the hoard was found to consist of 205 Roman silver denarii, one silver coin of Juba I of Numidia and two unidentifiable silver coin fragments. 95 of the coins are Roman Republican in date, with the earliest coin dating to c. 179-170 BC. The latest coin is a denarius of Domitian dating to circa AD 82-83. The composition of the hoard is typical for a hoard of this date (it can be compared with the Skellow hoard from South Yorkshire and the Beck Row, Mildenhall hoard from Suffolk ). Coins of Juba I are known to have circulated in Britain with Roman denarii, being of similar weight and size. Similar coins were found in the Sutton and Beck Row hoards from Suffolk."

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: British Museum (part)

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2009T243

Materials of coins and artefacts in the hoard

  • Lead
  • Silver

Coins linked to this hoard

Unique ID: SF-413CE5
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: ROMAN
Treasure number: 2009T243

Artefacts linked to this hoard

Record ID: IARCH-32473E
Broad period: ROMAN

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 29th April 2009 - Sunday 3rd May 2009

Personal details

Recorded by: Dr Eleanor Ghey

Other reference numbers

Legacy hoard number: 2054
Treasure case number: 2009T243

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: North Suffolk

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

Archaeological information


The site has been excavated.
First excavation year: 2009
Last excavation year: 2009

Site details

Site class: Rural

Site chronology

Broad period: ROMAN

Context details

Feature: Pit
Recovery method: Excavation

References cited

No references cited so far.

Audit data

Recording Institution: IARCH
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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