HOARD

Unique ID: IARCH-77D873

Workflow status: Published Find published

Known as

Loughor
Also known as: Llwchwr

Quantity summary

  • Coins in hoard: 59

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN

Coin chronology

Last ruler: House of Constantine
Last Reece period: Period 18 Constantinian III (348-364)
Date from: AD 348
Date to: AD 350
Terminal reason: Date uncertain or disputed


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Coin summary

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Period Ruler Denomination Mint From To Quantity
GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL Gelon I And Hieron I Uncertain (copper alloy) Syracuse - - 1
ROMAN Gallienus (Joint reign) Radiate (antoninianus) - - - 4
ROMAN Claudius II Radiate (antoninianus) - - - 3
ROMAN Postumus Radiate (antoninianus) - - -
ROMAN Victorinus Radiate (antoninianus) - - - 2
ROMAN Tetricus I Radiate (antoninianus) - - - 2
ROMAN Tetricus II Radiate (antoninianus) - - -
ROMAN Numerian Radiate (antoninianus) - - -
ROMAN Diocletian Radiate or nummus - - -
ROMAN Constans Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) - AD 348 AD 350 1
ROMAN House of Constantine Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) - - -

Coin data quality rating: Fair (Grade 2)

Description

Robertson 2000, 307 no. 1267:

"27 Feb. 1856
"Mr. Syer Cumming read the following notice of coins found at Lougher [sic], Caermarthen, laid before the Association by Mr. Eaton..
The first to notice is one of high interest and antiquity - a chalcos of Syracuse, similar to one figured in Bti's Thesaurus Brandenburgicus, lib. ii, p. 289, where it is assigned to Gelo I..
Though the Romans secured their conquests in South Wales by erecting several stations, none of their money occurs in this trouvaille of an earlier date than the last half of the third century. They are all third brass." Then came a list of 11 ant. and 1 small AE:
Ant. AE
Gallienus 4
Victorinus 2
Claudius II 3
Tetricus I 2
Constans, Aug. 1

11 1
(FEL TEMP REPARATIO, phoenix on globe)
JBAA, XII (1856), 157
23 April 1856.
"Mr. Eaton exhibited a further portion (forty-eight in number) of Roman coins found at Loughor, on the shores of the Burry river, South Wales. They are all of the third brass size, and consist of the following emperors: Gallienus, Posthumus Senior, Victorinus Senior, Tetricus Senior and Junior, Claudius Gothicus, Numerianus, Diocletian, Constantinus Maximus and Constans, ranging from AD 253-350."
JBAA, XII (1856), 239
The coin of Syracuse does not seem to have come from the same find as the ant. and small AE. The coins from Gallienus to Numerian must have been ant., and those of Diocletian either ant. or folles.
In 1875, there were exhibited in the temporary museum, Carmarthen "Brass coins of Gallienus, Victorinus, Tetricus, Claudius Gothicus, and Constans; also one of Gelo of Syracuse, found at Loughor, Carmarthenshire [sic]." W. Spurrell, Esq. (Arch. Camb., 30 (1875), 417) R. Ling, and Lesley A. Ling, in Arch. Camb., 122 (1973), 118f., observed: "It is possible that the hoard turned up during the construction of the G.W.R., since the document referred to in n. 1 above [i.e. a letter dated 26th July 1852, a copy of which is in the British Rail Division of the Public Record Office] mentions the discovery of 'several coins' which had been 'taken away by the navigators'.""

Notes

Possibly not a hoard, or possibly a radiate hoard with later stray finds.

Materials of coins and artefacts in the hoard

  • Copper alloy

Coins linked to this hoard

Unique ID: IARCW-63DAE35081
Object type: COIN
Broad period: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL

Unique ID: IARCW-63DAE3508B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN

Unique ID: IARCW-63DAE35094
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN

Unique ID: IARCW-63DAE3509D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN

Unique ID: IARCW-63DAE350A7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN

Unique ID: IARCW-63DAE350B0
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN

Unique ID: IARCW-63DAE350BA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN

Unique ID: IARCW-63DAE350C3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN

Unique ID: IARCW-63DAE350CC
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN

Unique ID: IARCW-63DAE350D6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN

Unique ID: IARCW-63DAE350DF
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN

Unique ID: IARCW-63DAE350E9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN

Unique ID: IARCW-63DAE350F2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN

Unique ID: IARCW-63DAE350FC
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN

Unique ID: IARCW-63DAE35105
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN

Unique ID: IARCW-63DAE3510F
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN

Unique ID: IARCW-63DAE35118
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN

Unique ID: IARCW-63DAE35121
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 26th July 1852 - Monday 26th July 1852

Personal details

Recorded by: Dr Eleanor Ghey

Other reference numbers

Legacy hoard number: 2155

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Swansea (Unitary Authority)
District: Swansea (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Loughor

Spatial coordinates


Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Building work
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

Archaeological context

No archaeological context available.

References cited

Audit data

Recording Institution: IARCH
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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