Record Details

NHER Number:1804
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman coin hoard

Summary

A large hoard of Roman coins was found on the sea shore in the early 19th century.

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Location

Parish:WELLS NEXT THE SEA, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Many years before 1849 a peck measure of bronze coins was found in sand on the sea shore.
Included many coins of Maximianus, one of Constantius. Obverse; DIVO CONSTANTIO PIO veiled head of emperor. R/
MEMORIA FELIX two eagles standing on either side of an altar. P.T.R mint mark.
2nd century brass Constantine R/MARTI PATRI PRO PUGNATOR T.F in field P.T.R mint mark.
3rd century brass Constantine R/SOLI INVICTO COMITI; radiated head of sun.
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

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Wells next the Sea.
<S1>Article in serial: 1852. Appendix. Extracts from the Proceedings of the Committee. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol III pp 415-427. p 421.

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