HOARD

Unique ID: IARCH-C6E62A

Workflow status: Published Find published

Known as

Llangarren

Quantity summary

  • Coins in hoard: 2810
  • Containers for the hoard: 1

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN

Coin chronology

Last ruler: House of Constantine
Last Reece period: Period 16 Constantinian I (317-330)
Date from: AD 327
Date to: AD 328
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 297 AD 305 94
ROMAN Tetrarchic Ruler (uncertain issuer) Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Londinium AD 305 AD 307 97
ROMAN House of Constantine Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Londinium AD 307 AD 317 1278
ROMAN House of Constantine Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Londinium AD 317 AD 324 11
ROMAN House of Constantine Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Londinium AD 324 AD 325 3
ROMAN Tetrarchic Ruler (uncertain issuer) Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Trier AD 297 AD 305 165
ROMAN Tetrarchic Ruler (uncertain issuer) Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Trier AD 305 AD 307 25
ROMAN House of Constantine Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Trier AD 307 AD 318 666
ROMAN House of Constantine Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Trier AD 322 AD 322 1
ROMAN House of Constantine Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Trier AD 326 AD 328 2
ROMAN Tetrarchic Ruler (uncertain issuer) Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Lugdunum AD 297 AD 305 61
ROMAN Tetrarchic Ruler (uncertain issuer) Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Lugdunum AD 305 AD 307 8
ROMAN House of Constantine Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Lugdunum AD 307 AD 316 175
ROMAN House of Constantine Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Lugdunum AD 322 AD 323 1
ROMAN House of Constantine Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Arelatum AD 313 AD 318 47
ROMAN Tetrarchic Ruler (uncertain issuer) Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Ticinum AD 297 AD 305 13
ROMAN Tetrarchic Ruler (uncertain issuer) Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Ticinum AD 305 AD 307 3
ROMAN House of Constantine Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Ticinum AD 307 AD 313 6
ROMAN Tetrarchic Ruler (uncertain issuer) Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Rome AD 297 AD 305 28
ROMAN House of Constantine Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Rome AD 307 AD 315 3
ROMAN House of Constantine Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Rome AD 321 AD 321 1
ROMAN Tetrarchic Ruler (uncertain issuer) Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Carthage AD 297 AD 305 12
ROMAN Tetrarchic Ruler (uncertain issuer) Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Carthage AD 305 AD 307 1
ROMAN House of Constantine Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Ostia AD 312 AD 313 16
ROMAN Tetrarchic Ruler (uncertain issuer) Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Aquileia AD 295 AD 298 1
ROMAN Tetrarchic Ruler (uncertain issuer) Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Cyzicus AD 295 AD 305 1
ROMAN Tetrarchic Ruler (uncertain issuer) Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) AD 300 AD 301 2
ROMAN Tetrarchic Ruler (uncertain issuer) Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Alexandria, Egypt AD 301 AD 301 2

Coin data quality rating: Good (Grade 3)

Description

Robertson 2000, 259 no. 1084:

""This hoard was found in December, 1912, whilst ploughing in a field on the Hill Farm, Llangarren. According to the finder the coins were contained in a pot which stood within two parallel rows of stones, two feet long, ten inches wide, and about eighteen inches in depth. The pot was smashed to pieces and only two fragments were preserved at the time. Unfortunately these were subsequently thrown away or lost. At this time negotiations for the purchase of the hoard failed; but in 1926 it was secured, as far as can be judged, in the same condition as that in which it was found. Some few of the coins may have gone astray, but the hoard may be taken as practically complete. The coins received numbered 2,810.
The coins are all in good condition, some in excellent preservation, and many still retain traces of the silver wash."
Then came a list of the 2810 coins, all AE.
-J. Mill Stephenson, in NC, 1929, 334f., types, mints
-More recently, the surviving coins from the hoard, 2721 in number, were re-examined by R.A.G. Carson and J.P.C. Kent, in NC, 1956, 82-161, types, mints, die axes, pls., XIV-XVI of coins
The two lists, in NC, 1929, and in NC, 1956, are:
1929 1956
AE AE
Diocletian 117 114
Maximian 162 120
Constantius I, Caes. 98* 28
Constantius I, Aug. 59
Constantius I (deified) 5
Galerius, Caes. 122* 85
Galerius, Aug. 24
Severus II, Caes. 9* 8
Severus II, Aug. 1
Maximinus Daza, Caes. 106* 19
Maximinus Daza, Aug. 88
Maxentius 3
Constantine I, Caes. 1906* 56
Constantine I, Aug. 1821
Licinius I 269 268
Crispus 3 4
Constantine II, Caes. 18 18

2810 2721
* These totals are for all the coins of Constantius I, Galerius, Severus II, Maximinus Daza and Constantine I.
The 18 coins of Constantine II, Caes. have revs. BEAT(A) TRANQ(VI)LITAS 7; CAESARVM NOSTRORVM VOT V 1; CAESARVM NOSTRORVM VOT X 2; PROVIDENTIAE CAESS 2; SOLI INVICTO COMITI 6.
616 coins in Dept. of Coins and Medals, BM (BM Register of Coin Accessions, June 1927)
Examined, 1948 (ASR)
Most of the remainder, 2105, in Hereford City Museum"

Notes

This may be the hoard from "Langarron" reported in Flintshire Observer 9th April 1914, which reported "A boy noticed coins being scattered by a harrow in a ploughed field, excavations were made, and coins found buried beneath some stones about 2ft. below the surface of the soil. With the coins were fragments of several Roman jars and a considerable quantity of partly smelted iron ore." The presence of the latter is not mentioned in the above accounts.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Hereford City Museum (part); British Museum (part)

Materials of coins and artefacts in the hoard

  • Ceramic
  • Copper alloy

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st December 1912 - Tuesday 31st December 1912

Personal details

Recorded by: Dr Eleanor Ghey

Other reference numbers

Legacy hoard number: 917
SMR reference number: Pastscape 660852

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: Llangarren

Spatial coordinates


Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Agricultural or drainage work
General landuse: Cultivated land

Archaeological information

Site details

Site class: Uncertain
Site type: Archaeological feature

Site chronology

Broad period: ROMAN

References cited

Audit data

Recording Institution: IARCH
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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