Record Details

NHER Number:7814
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:4th century AD Roman coin hoard

Summary

A hoard around 4000 Roman copper alloy coins in a large pot were found here in 1851. The hoard was probably deposited around AD 340. Reports suggest a hoard of Iron Age coins was also found here but this is probably confused with the Weston hoard (NHER 7720).

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Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TG11SW
Parish:EASTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

December 1851. [1].
A 'rude' urn was found containing a hoard of about 4000 small copper alloy coins. Latest coin noted is of Constans Caesar around AD 333 to 337. Hoard probably deposited around AD 340.
See (S1), (S2), (S3), (S4) and (S5).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

1849. [1].
Hoard of silver coins. British. Nothing known ?mistake for Weston.
See (S6) and (S7). Nothing in O.N.B (information from O. G. S. Crawford 39).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

R. R. Clarke (NCM) says 'probably a confusion between Roman hoard here and Iron Age hoard at Weston'.
E. Rose (NLA).

(S1) which is the earliest, simply states that it was the son of the landlord of the Dog Inn who ploughed up the coins. It does not say 'near' the inn. So what is the evidence for Clarke's findspot?
E. Rose (NLA), 8 December 1998.

However (S8) says two men in the employ of Mr Buxton the owner of the Dog found the hoard 'in a field near the house'.
E. Rose (NLA), 11 March 1999.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN HOARD (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN HOARD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VESSEL (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 11 SW 5.
---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. Easton.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Easton.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Norfolk Chronicle. 1851. Find of Roman coins. 27 December.
<S2>Monograph: 1901. The Victoria History of Norfolk. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol 1. p 316.
<S3>Article in Serial: 1902. Numismatic Chronicle. Numismatic Chronicle. Vol II (series 4), p 185-6. pp 185-186.
<S4>Publication: Rye, W. 1909. Catalogue of Antiquities Found Principally in East Anglia. No 447.
<S5>Publication: Sutherland. 1937. [unknown]. p.165. p 165.
<S6>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 312.
<S7>Article in Serial: Clarke, R. R. 1939. The Iron Age in Norfolk and Suffolk. The Archaeological Journal. Vol XCVI pp 1-113. p 104.
<S8>Publication: Norfolk News. 20 Dec 1851. [unknown].

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