Unique ID: IARCH-AB70D1

Workflow status: Published Find published

Known as

Port Tennant

Quantity summary

  • Coins in hoard: 8


Broad period: ROMAN

Coin chronology

Last ruler: Allectus
Last Reece period: Period 14 Tacitus to Allectus (275-296)
Date from: AD 293
Date to: AD 296
Terminal reason: Date of latest ruler/issuer

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Coin summary

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Period Ruler Denomination Mint From To Quantity
ROMAN Carausius Radiate (antoninianus) Londinium - - 1
ROMAN Carausius Radiate (antoninianus) - - - 6
ROMAN Allectus Q radiate Londinium - - 1

Coin data quality rating: Fair (Grade 2)


Robertson 2000, 221 no. 901:

""Jan. 1836. During the rough weather which prevailed at the close of the preceding year, seven third brass coins of the Emperor Carausius were found on the beach at the back of Port Tenant and were purchased by Mr. C.C. Francis.
Within three months of the last mentioned discovery he [i.e. Mr. Francis] procured from the same locality and same person a beautiful and well preserved third brass coin of Allectus."
The description showed that this was a quinarius of Allectus (obv. IMP C ALLECTVS P F AVG rev. VIRTVS AVG Galley [QL])
-L.W. Dillwyn, Contributions to the History of Swansea (1840), 56, some types, mints
-3 coins from this find, all ant., of Carausius, were given to the Royal Institution of S. Wales (now Swansea Museum), but have not been located there.
It is not certain whether the coin of Allectus belonged to the same find as the coins of Carausius."


I have assumed that the Allectus belongs to this find.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Swansea Museum (part)

Materials of coins and artefacts in the hoard

  • Copper alloy

Coins linked to this hoard

Unique ID: IARCW-63DAE3B854
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN

Unique ID: IARCW-63DAE3B85D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN

Unique ID: IARCW-63DAE3B867
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN

Unique ID: IARCW-63DAE3B871
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN

Unique ID: IARCW-63DAE3B87B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN

Unique ID: IARCW-63DAE3B884
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN

Unique ID: IARCW-63DAE3B88E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN

Unique ID: IARCW-63DAE3B898
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 1836 - Saturday 30th April 1836

Personal details

Recorded by: Dr Eleanor Ghey

Other reference numbers

Legacy hoard number: 2158

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Coastland
Specific landuse: Inter-tidal

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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