Record Details

NHER Number:10323
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Hoard of Roman copper alloy coins of the third century


In 1707 a hoard of Roman copper alloy coins, dating to the third century, were recovered from Thurton parish. The hoard included coins minted under the emperors Gallienus, Victorinus, Tetricus, Quintillus and others.

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Full description

1707. Marked near Sandy Lane.
R. R. Clarke (NCM) says no evidence for Sandy Lane site as formerly on Ordnance Survey.
(S1) says found in barrows.
Probably a 3rd century brass hoard including Gallienus, Victorinus, Tetricus, Quintillus and others.

Urns and sword found, marked on Ordnance Survey east of Sandy Lane. See NHER 10312.
See (S2)-(S8).
Compiled by R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN HOARD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 30 SW 11; TG 30 SW 25.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Thurton.
<S1>Serial: Bryant, T. H.. 1898-1915. The Churches of Norfolk. Vols 1-19. Vols 1-19..
<S2>Article in Serial: Camden. 1722. Gibson's Edition.. Britannia. Vol I, p 459.
<S3>Serial: Blomefield, F.. 1809. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk.. Vol X. 375. p 181.
<S4>Article in Serial: Chester, G. J.. 1855. A Brief Sketch of the Antiquities of the Valleys of the Waveney and Yare. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol IV pp 310-316. p 315.
<S5>Article in Serial: Manning, C. R.. 1859. The Examination of some British Barrows in the Parish of Bergh Apton. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol V pp 180-184. p 183.
<S6>Article in Serial: Pointer, J.. 1724. Britannia Romana.. Britannia Romana. Vol XXV, parts II and III, p 41.
<S7>Monograph: 1901. The Victoria History of Norfolk. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol 1. p 322.
<S8>Monograph: Sutherland, C.H.V.. 1937. Coinage and Currency in Roman Britain.. p 160.

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