Record Details

NHER Number:1749
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Egyptian coin find


An Egyptian coin of Ptolemy III was found in 1933. It was probably brought in to the country by the Romans.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 8469 4287
Map Sheet:TF84SW

Full description

Pre 1933.
'Found north of road by Burnham Overy Forge'.
Coin, bronze Egyptian, Ptolemy III, head of Zeus Ammon, broad band in hair, border of dots. Reverse: Eagle on thunderbolt. (Described as 'identical to no.2 (from site 1748)' by R. R. Clarke (NCM), so that description here transcribed) Seen by E. M. Mennell and then destroyed.
July 1933.

Probably import of Roman date, but not above suspicion of having reached England very recently.
(S1) gives 2 Ptolemaic; regards it as scrap metal.
R. R. Clarke. (NCM).

NB gridref is spot marked on old 6" by R. R. Clarke; it is three gardens east of forge, but as only described as "by forge" this may be correct. However on same card R. R. Clarke gives a later entry, cross referenced, which is given as "garden of forge". This is clearly not this grid ref though formerly put under this county number; now site 21881. Are these two separate sites, or is this site (1749) incorrect?
E. Rose 28 October 1985.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Iron Age to Roman - 800 BC to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Undated)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 74 SE 13; TF 84 SW 4.
---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 - Iron Age. Burnham Market [2].
<S1>Publication: Milne, J. G. 1948. Finds of Greek Coins in the British Isles: the evidence reconsidered in the light of the Rackett collection from Dorset. p 38.

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