HOARD

Unique ID: IARCH-AC6E81

Workflow status: Published Find published

Known as

Portsmouth

Quantity summary

  • Coins in hoard: 5

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE

Coin chronology

Last ruler: Uninscribed
Last Reece period: Period 1 Pre-Claudian and Iron Age (Pre AD 41)
Date from: 60 BC
Date to: 20 BC
Terminal reason: Incomplete information


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Coin summary

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Period Ruler Denomination Geog. area From To Quantity
IRON AGE Uninscribed Stater (silver) South Western 60 BC 20 BC 2
IRON AGE Uninscribed Quarter stater (silver) South Western 60 BC 20 BC 1
IRON AGE Uninscribed Unit (silver) Southern 60 BC 20 BC 1
IRON AGE Uninscribed Unit (silver) Gaulish - - 1

Coin data quality rating: Fair (Grade 2)

Description

De Jersey (2015):

""A few years since a parcel amounting to nearly one hundred coins, in silver and mixed metal, were found near Portsmouth. They, for the most part, resembled those given by Ruding, Plate 3, Nos. 46, 47, 49, 50, 51, 52, and, Plate 2, Nos. 32, 33 and 34. Mr. Cuff, who communicates this, observes, it is worthy of remark, that not one of them has the androcephalous horse."
Akerman 1837, 221 n.26
The records of this hoard are so confused - even by the standards of the early nineteenth century - that it is debatable whether there is a great deal of point in attempting to reconstruct the find. Robinson (1980) has made a valiant effort, but identifies so many uncertainties along the way that the picture is arguably little clearer than the first published comment by Akerman.
At the heart of the matter are nine coins in the British Museum ticketed as "found at Portsmouth in 1830", which formed the basis of Allen's (1960a, 293, 296) summary of the hoard."

De Jersey's account follows with a detailed discussion on the contents of the hoard.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: British Museum

Materials of coins and artefacts in the hoard

  • Silver

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 1830 - Thursday 1st January 1835

Personal details

Recorded by: Dr Eleanor Ghey

Other reference numbers

Legacy hoard number: 2762
SMR reference number: HER MPM26

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: Portsmouth

Spatial coordinates


Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Unknown
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Unknown

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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