Unique ID: IARCH-6F408E

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Known as

Portchester Castle

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 313
Terminal reason: Incomplete information

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Coin summary

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Period Ruler Denomination Mint From To Quantity
ROMAN Maximinus Daia Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) - AD 310 AD 313 1
ROMAN Constantine I Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Londinium AD 306 AD 313 1

Coin data quality rating: Poor (Grade 1)


Robertson 2000, 243 no. 999:

""I here send you the Head and Reverse of a Medal or Coin of the Emperor Maximin (as Plate).
This ancient Coin or Medal was lately dug up, with many more, in a garden at Portchester."
-A.W. in Gent. Mag., 1777, 313, and pl. showing that the rev. bore the GENIO POP ROM legend and type
-There was, in the possession of Miss Olive Lloyd Baker, in Gloucestershire, a follis of Constantine I, Aug., (rev. SOLI INVICTO COMITI, with mintmark T/F, accompanied by the following note PLN
addressed to Archdeacon T. Sharp (1693-1758):
"Dear Brother,
The inclosed Medal was given me this day by the Rev. Mr. Jonathan Rashleigh of Wickham near Portsmouth as a Curiosity only on account of the fine preservation. An urn full of coins of which this was one was lately found at Porchester Castle by a man who was digging under an apple tree. He is well satisfied that the coin is genuine as he knows all the persons into whose hands they fell."
This letter must refer to the same hoard as that mentioned by A.W. in Gent. Mag., 1777, 313. The hoard must therefore have been found before 1758.
Letter, Dec. 1949, from H. de S. Shortt, Salisbury and S. Wilts. Museum"

Materials of coins and artefacts in the hoard

  • Ceramic
  • Copper alloy

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 1700 - Sunday 1st January 1758

Personal details

Recorded by: Dr Eleanor Ghey

Other reference numbers

Legacy hoard number: 840

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Fareham (District)
To be known as: Portchester Castle

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Agricultural or drainage work
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

Archaeological information


This hoard comes from a known archaeological site.

Site details

Site class: Military
Site type: Fort

Site chronology

Broad period: ROMAN

References cited

Audit data

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

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