Unique ID: IARCH-368660

Workflow status: Published Find published

Known as

Also known as: Olympus Business Park

Quantity summary

  • Coins in hoard: 61
  • 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 315
Date to: AD 317
Terminal reason: Incomplete information

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Coin summary

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Period Ruler Denomination Mint From To Quantity
ROMAN Licinius I Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) - - - 7
ROMAN Constantine I Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) - - - 54

Coin data quality rating: Fair (Grade 2)


Robertson 2000, 410 no. 1647A:

""Olympus Business Park: a fourth-century coin hoard associated with a (?) wooden box was recovered by metal detector".
Britannia, XIX (1988), 469
4th century AD"


More details given in TBGAS 106, "Archaeology in Gloucester 1987" p.217. The hoard was found during a watching brief, which identified a possible Roman field boundary ditch in the south side of Athena House. Reports that part of a plough-scattered hoard was found centered on the remains of a wooden box 0.3 x 0.6m with timber 10mm thick. The coins noted were 7 of Licinius I and 54 of Constantine I, with the latest coin dated to 315-317.

Materials of coins and artefacts in the hoard

  • Copper alloy
  • Wood

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 1987 - Thursday 31st December 1987

Personal details

Recorded by: Dr Eleanor Ghey

Other reference numbers

Legacy hoard number: 685
SMR reference number: HER 11130

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Gloucestershire (County)
District: Gloucester (District)
To be known as: Quedgeley

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Archaeological information


First excavation year: 1987
Last excavation year: 1987

Site details

Site class: Uncertain
Site type: Archaeological feature

Site chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN

Context details

Feature: Ditch
Recovery method: Metal detector use

References cited

Audit data

Recording Institution: IARCH
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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