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Record ID: HAMP-8A5434
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: City of Portsmouth
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A worn 3rd-century base-silver Roman radiate of Gallienus (joint reign), 'PAX AUGG', Rome mint (257-258 AD; Reece issue period 12; Cunetio 632; R.I.C. 157 var.)
Created on: Friday 3rd June 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 7th June 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-3696DB
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: City of Portsmouth
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A Roman sestertius of Marcus Aurelius as Caesar (AD 139-80), depicting Mars advancing right with transverse spear and trophy. Minted at Rome, AD 159-60 (Reece period 7). RIC III, p.188, no.1352A(a). The coin is extremely worn and the flan split.
Created on: Tuesday 19th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 19th August 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-C98876
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: City of Portsmouth
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A damaged and corroded copper alloy Roman coin: possibly a nummus of Helena, mother of Constantine,dating from AD 337 - 340 (Reece Period 17), PAX PVBLICA reverse type depicting Pax standing left holding a transverse sceptre and branch. Mint unknown. The legends are illegible, and the details of the coin are very difficult to make out. The remaining portion of the coin is 13.5mm long, 11.4mm wide and 1.2mm thick. It weighs 1gm.
Created on: Tuesday 26th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 26th August 2014
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Record ID: IARCH-42B6B3
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: City of Portsmouth
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Robertson 2000, 335 no. 1368: ""About 30 years ago, in a field near Lumps Lane, Southsea, some workmen who were digging clay turned up a number of fragments of Roman pottery, and one vase or urn was recovered entire. This same field lately came into the possession of Mr. Harry A. Evans whose workmen also discovered several fragments, and one of them had the good fortune to unearth a jar filled with silver coins to the number of about a thousand. They included a few of the reigns of Trajan, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius, but the majority belonged to the middle of the fourth centur…
Created on: Tuesday 13th January 2015
Last updated: Thursday 23rd July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Southsea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IARCH-D42AFD
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: City of Portsmouth
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Robertson 2000, 357 no. 1465: ""On Friday, August 3, some workmen digging in a chalk-pit, at Paulsgrove, on Portsdown Hill, about a mile from Porchester Castle, found a skeleton in the chalk, in the left hand of which were twenty-two Roman third brass coins. As the workmen were working underneath the spot where the skeleton was lying, it fell down, and the bones were loosened from their position and were disjointed. A day or two after another interment was met with; but only a portion of the skeleton was found, part of the skull. The bones were lying with the head towards the east, an…
Created on: Tuesday 13th January 2015
Last updated: Thursday 9th July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Portsmouth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IARCH-EC4BBD
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: City of Portsmouth
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Robertson 2000, 114 no. 499: ""A hoard of nine third-century coins (Valerian to Postumus) was declared Treasure Trove." -Britannia, VIII (1977), 418 From The News, 29 June 1976 P.J. Casey, in CH III (1977), 60, no. 165, gave the total of coins found as 10: Ant. Valerian I 2 Gallienus (joint reign) 3 Postumus 5 10 10 coins in Portsmouth City Museum and Art Gallery"
Created on: Tuesday 13th January 2015
Last updated: Thursday 23rd July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Portsdown Hill', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-1A2A1B
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: City of Portsmouth
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman silver finger-ring, dating to the period AD 43-410. It is incomplete insofar as the intaglio which would have been set in the bezel is now missing. The frame of the ring is still complete. It is a Henig Type VIII, measuring 20.57mm in height, 25.58mm in width and weighs 5.89g. The thickest part of the ring, around the hoop, measures 2.01mm in thickness. The bezel measures 1.05mm thick. The hoop has no decoration, until just before the shoulders. On one side, there are two pairs of diagonal incisions, one pair either side. The pair of lines are approximately para…
Created on: Monday 13th February 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 5th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Portsmouth', grid reference and parish protected.


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