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Known as

Portsdown Hill

Quantity summary

  • Coins in hoard: 10


Broad period: ROMAN

Coin chronology

Last ruler: Postumus
Last Reece period: Period 13 Gallienus sole reign to Aurelian (260-275)
Date from: AD 268
Date to: AD 268
Terminal reason: Date of latest coin

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Coin summary

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Period Ruler Denomination Mint From To Quantity
ROMAN Valerian I Radiate (antoninianus) Rome AD 253 AD 260 1
ROMAN Valerian I Radiate (antoninianus) Gallic mint AD 253 AD 260 1
ROMAN Gallienus (Joint reign) Radiate (antoninianus) Gallic mint AD 253 AD 260 3
ROMAN Postumus Radiate (antoninianus) Mint I, Gaul (Uncertain, France or Germany) AD 260 AD 268 5

Coin data quality rating: Good (Grade 3)


Robertson 2000, 114 no. 499:

""A hoard of nine third-century coins (Valerian to Postumus) was declared Treasure Trove."
-Britannia, VIII (1977), 418
From The News, 29 June 1976
P.J. Casey, in CH III (1977), 60, no. 165, gave the total of coins found as 10:
Valerian I 2
Gallienus (joint reign) 3
Postumus 5

10 coins in Portsmouth City Museum and Art Gallery"


Latest coin dated to 5th or 6th series Principal Mint - ie Cunetio 2450 / 2453/6 (given as RIC 78 and 318 by Casey). No images.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Portsmouth Museum

Materials of coins and artefacts in the hoard

  • Base Silver
  • Copper alloy

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 3rd May 1976 - Monday 3rd May 1976

Personal details

Recorded by: Dr Eleanor Ghey

Other reference numbers

Legacy hoard number: 255
SMR reference number: HER MPM151; Hampshire HER 26557
Museum accession number: 1976/365

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: City of Portsmouth (Unitary Authority)
District: City of Portsmouth (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Portsdown Hill

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

Archaeological context

No archaeological context available.

References cited

Audit data

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

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