HOARD

Unique ID: IARCH-4BBCF2

Workflow status: Published Find published

Known as

Leominster

Quantity summary

  • Coins in hoard: 518
  • Containers for the hoard: 1

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN

Coin chronology

Last ruler: Carausius
Last Reece period: Period 14 Tacitus to Allectus (275-296)
Date from: AD 290
Date to: AD 290
Terminal reason: Date of latest coin


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Coin summary

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Period Ruler Denomination Mint From To Quantity
ROMAN Salonina (joint reign) Radiate (antoninianus) Rome - - 1
ROMAN Gallienus (sole reign) Radiate (antoninianus) Rome - - 56
ROMAN Salonina (sole reign of Gallienus) Radiate (antoninianus) Rome - - 2
ROMAN Gallienus (sole reign) Radiate (antoninianus) Mediolanum - - 2
ROMAN Claudius II Radiate (antoninianus) Rome - - 45
ROMAN Claudius II Radiate (antoninianus) Mediolanum - - 4
ROMAN Claudius II Radiate (antoninianus) Siscia - - 5
ROMAN Claudius II Radiate (antoninianus) - - - 1
ROMAN Divus Claudius (Official) Radiate (antoninianus) Rome - - 16
ROMAN Quintillus Radiate (antoninianus) Rome - - 6
ROMAN Quintillus Radiate (antoninianus) Mediolanum - - 1
ROMAN Aurelian Radiate (antoninianus) Mediolanum - - 1
ROMAN Aurelian Radiate (antoninianus) Siscia - - 1
ROMAN Tacitus Radiate (antoninianus) Lugdunum - - 1
ROMAN Tacitus Radiate (antoninianus) Rome - - 2
ROMAN Probus Radiate (antoninianus) Lugdunum - - 2
ROMAN Probus Radiate (antoninianus) Ticinum - - 2
ROMAN Maximian I (pre-reform) Radiate (antoninianus) Lugdunum AD 286 AD 286 1
ROMAN Postumus Radiate (antoninianus) Mint I, Gaul (Uncertain, France or Germany) - - 4
ROMAN Postumus Radiate (antoninianus) Cologne - - 2
ROMAN Postumus Radiate (antoninianus) Mediolanum - - 1
ROMAN Marius Radiate (antoninianus) Mint I, Gaul (Uncertain, France or Germany) - - 1
ROMAN Victorinus Radiate (antoninianus) Mint I, Gaul (Uncertain, France or Germany) - - 55
ROMAN Victorinus Radiate (antoninianus) Mint II, Gaul (Uncertain, France or Germany) - - 34
ROMAN Tetricus I Radiate (antoninianus) Mint I, Gaul (Uncertain, France or Germany) - - 137
ROMAN Tetricus I Radiate (antoninianus) Mint II, Gaul (Uncertain, France or Germany) - - 49
ROMAN Tetricus I Radiate (antoninianus) Gallic mint - - 2
ROMAN Tetricus II Radiate (antoninianus) Mint I, Gaul (Uncertain, France or Germany) - - 50
ROMAN Tetricus II Radiate (antoninianus) Mint II, Gaul (Uncertain, France or Germany) - - 20
ROMAN Tetricus II Radiate (antoninianus) Gallic mint - - 1
ROMAN Carausius Radiate (antoninianus) Rotomagus - - 1
ROMAN Carausius Radiate (antoninianus) Londinium - - 1
ROMAN Carausius Radiate (antoninianus) C mint (Uncertain, England) - - 1
ROMAN Carausius Radiate (antoninianus) Unattributed - - 3
ROMAN Unspecified ruler (contemporary copy) Radiate (antoninianus) - AD 286 AD 293 2
ROMAN Unspecified ruler (contemporary copy) Radiate (antoninianus) - AD 269 AD 274 6

Coin data quality rating: Excellent (Grade 4)

Description

c.50 loose coins and concreted mass weighing 1.8kg
ยท The hoard probably consists of c. 400 ish coins which have corroded into a single concreted mass - the single block weighs approximately 2 kilos and there are another c. 50 loose coins.

An organic container was thought likely - traces of leather were found.

For further details see HESH-91B963

Treasure numbers associated with this hoard: 2013 T492
Other PAS records associated with this hoard: HESH-91B963

Notes

IARCH duplicate record

Unpublished catalogue by R. Abdy and V. Drost, who note that "Leominster is similar in composition [to Normanby] and likewise contains the earliest phases of both Carausian marked series, L and C." "Although very close groupings were recorded by the archaeological investigation, little compositional difference was noted between each section and only the major 'clump' groupings are noted in the catalogue"

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2013T492

Materials of coins and artefacts in the hoard

  • Copper alloy
  • Leather

Coins linked to this hoard

Unique ID: HESH-91B963
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: ROMAN
Treasure number: 2013T492

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 25th July 2013

Personal details

Recorded by: Dr Eleanor Ghey
Identified by: Mr Richard Abdy
Secondary identifier: Dr VincentDrost

Other reference numbers

Legacy hoard number: 2792
Treasure case number: 2013T492

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Leominster

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (From FLO)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

Archaeological information

Background

The site has been excavated.
First excavation year: 2013
Last excavation year: 2013

Site details

Site class: Rural

Site chronology

Broad period: ROMAN

Context details

Recovery method: Excavation

References cited

No references cited so far.

Audit data

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

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