Record Details

NHER Number:4543
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman coin hoard


A hoard of Roman silver coins found within a samian vessel in 1846.

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Map Sheet:TF70NE

Full description

1845 or 1846 to 7.
Sheepwalk 15m (50 feet) OD South of Wellmere Plantation in new sand pit, 1.2m (2 feet) below surface, close to Wellmere Pit 1/2 to 3/4 mile from stream.
E. Rose (NAU)

Hoard of 50 silver coins (37 seen) in Samian cup (F.33 or 12).
Stamped SOSINI.
M (Sosimus of Lezoux 170 - 180) covered by a Samian saucer.
Deposited about 175 (N.B. Figure deleted, but not replaced. P.W.Williams(NCM)).
Coins seen: Republican (1), Vespasian (5), Domitian (2), Nerva (1), Trajan (4), Hadrian (7), Pius (7), Faustina I (3), Marcus Aurelius (2), Faustina II (1), Lucius Verus (3), Commodus Ceaser (1).
R. R. Clarke (NCM)

Also said to be of Severus.
E. Rose (NAU)

Because coins of Commodus Caesar struck under Severus!
A. Gregory (NAU)

See [1].
See (S1) in file.

See drawing (S2) in the Illustration Library.

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)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Serial: 1883. Cambridge Antiquarian Society Collection. Vol V. p 226.
---Monograph: 1901. The Victoria History of Norfolk. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol 1. p 313.
---Article in serial: 1906-7. Proc. Soc. Antiq. London 2nd ser.. Proc. Soc. Antiq. London 2nd ser.. Vol XXI, p 9.
---Article in serial: 1907-9. Proc. Soc. Antiq. London 2nd ser.. Proc. Soc. Antiq. London 2nd ser.. Vol XXII, p 412.
---Article in serial: Archaeological Journal. Vol II, p 88.
---Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 70 NE 5.
---Monograph: Mommsen, T.. 1865. Histoire de la Monnaie Romaine.. Blacas.
---Newspaper Article: Norfolk Chronicle.
---Publication: Sutherland. 1937. p.156.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Beechamwell.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Article in serial: Fitch, R.. 1867. Notice of a discovery of Roman coins at Beachamwell..
<S2>Illustration: Unknown. Unknown. Drawing of a Roman samian vessel.. Card. 1:1.

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