Unique ID: IARCH-AD26A8

Workflow status: Published Find published

Known as

Bryn Euryn

Quantity summary

  • Containers for the hoard: 1


Broad period: ROMAN

Coin chronology

Last ruler: House of Constantine
Last Reece period: Period 15 The Tetrarchy (296-317)
Date from: AD 310
Date to: AD 315
Terminal reason: Incomplete information

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Coin summary

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Period Ruler Denomination Mint From To Quantity
ROMAN Constantine I Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) - AD 310 AD 315 6

Coin data quality rating: Poor (Grade 1)


Robertson 2000, 254 no. 1069:

""A hoard of Roman coins, contained in an earthenware vessel, was discovered about 1902 by Mr. William Owen
and Mr. John Hughes
while digging for gravel (shale) for the parapets of local roads on the rock, a few score yards to the S. of the ruins of Llys Euryn, which are ΒΌ m. S.S.E. a quarter of a mile south-south-east of the parish church. Owen's pick went into the vessel which was in a small hole about a foot deep made in the shale rock. The site has now some years been quarried away. The rock belongs to the Cayley Estate.
Urn The vessel
was about 6 in. high and about 3 in. across the base. It had two handles near the top, and was glazed black to within 2 in. or so of the bottom. It broke in pieces, and no fragments were preserved so far as Owen knew.
Coins These practically filled the jar. The bulk, so the writer was informed, got into the possession of the late Mr. Rowland Williams, of Hafryn, under whom Owen and Hughes worked. Owen himself also and others had a few. The writer's endeavours in 1925 to trace specimens signally failed. Dr. Willoughby Gardner, F.S.A. who was able, some years ago, to examine six of the coins, found them to be third brasses of Constantine the Great (310-15 A.D.)."
-Canon Ellis Davies, Prehistoric and Roman Remains of Denbighs. (1929), 198
Including Constantine I"

Materials of coins and artefacts in the hoard

  • Ceramic
  • Copper alloy

Coins linked to this hoard

Unique ID: IARCW-63DAF6834
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN

Unique ID: IARCW-63DAF6837
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN

Unique ID: IARCW-63DAF683A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN

Unique ID: IARCW-63DAF683D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN

Unique ID: IARCW-63DAF6840
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN

Unique ID: IARCW-63DAF6843
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 1902 - Wednesday 31st December 1902

Personal details

Recorded by: Dr Eleanor Ghey

Other reference numbers

Legacy hoard number: 291

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Conwy (Unitary Authority)
District: Conwy (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Bryn Euryn

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Mineral extraction

Archaeological context

No archaeological context available.

References cited

Audit data

Recording Institution: IARCH
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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