Unique ID: IARCH-23D743

Workflow status: Published Find published

Known as

Prestwood B

Quantity summary

  • Coins in hoard: 734
  • Containers for the hoard: 1


Broad period: ROMAN

Coin chronology

Last ruler: Constantine I
Last Reece period: Period 15 The Tetrarchy (296-317)
Date from: AD 317
Date to: AD 317
Terminal reason: Date of latest coin

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Coin summary

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Period Ruler Denomination Mint From To Quantity
ROMAN Tetrarchic Ruler (uncertain issuer) Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Londinium AD 307 AD 317 437
ROMAN Tetrarchic Ruler (uncertain issuer) Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Trier AD 296 AD 316 225
ROMAN Tetrarchic Ruler (uncertain issuer) Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Lugdunum AD 307 AD 315 62
ROMAN Diocletian Radiate (antoninianus) Lugdunum AD 292 AD 293 1
ROMAN Maximian I Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Rome AD 302 AD 303 1
ROMAN Constantine I Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Ostia AD 312 AD 313 1
ROMAN Licinius I Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Siscia AD 310 AD 311 1
ROMAN Licinius I Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Arelatum AD 313 AD 315 1
ROMAN Tetrarchic Ruler (uncertain issuer) Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) - - - 4
ROMAN Uncertain Uncertain - - - 1

Coin data quality rating: Good (Grade 3)


733 nummi and one radiate to 317 and pot. Yarrow (2009, p.237) writes: "Mr D. Valverde discovered this hoard on 18 July 1999 in a Buckinghamshire field while on a metal detecting club outing.
On the same day in the same field a hoard of denarii was also found, the 'Prestwood A' hoard (CHRB XI, pp.163-168).2 A
number of potsherds were associated with the find. The area has yielded no previous archaeological finds; the topography
can be described as a relatively isolated upland area a few kilometres from known settlements and roads of the Roman period. The hoard was declared treasure at an inquest at High Wycombe on 20 January 2000 and acquired by Buckinghamshire County Museum. There is a partial photographic record of this hoard at the British Museum."


A report by M. Farley suggests that the site may have been detected following discovery and if any further finds were made they were not reported. Report by Yarrow summarises by size as well as complete catalogue. TAR 1998-99, 307; NC 2000, 34; CHRB XII

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Buckinghamshire County Museum

Materials of coins and artefacts in the hoard

  • Ceramic
  • Copper alloy

Containers linked to this hoard

Record ID: IARCH-123B8E
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 18th July 1999 - Sunday 18th July 1999

Personal details

Recorded by: Dr Eleanor Ghey

Other reference numbers

Legacy hoard number: 57
SMR reference number: HER 0666600000

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Chiltern (District)
To be known as: Prestwood B

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

Archaeological information


The site has been excavated.

Context details

Recovery method: Non-archaeological intervention

References cited

Audit data

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

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