Record Details

NHER Number:9266
Type of record:Monument
Name:Great Melton Roman coin hoard I and a Mesolithic/Neolithic roughout


In 1887 a hoard of twenty-five to thirty Roman silver coins was found. The coins were discovered in a pot and were buried in around AD 180. In 1989 a Mesolithic or Neolithic flaked axehead roughout was found in the same area.

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Map Sheet:TG10NW

Full description

Hoard of silver coins found in pot - about 25 to 30 coins. Range from Titus to Marcus Aurelius (Lucilla). Concealed about 180 AD.
See (S1), (S2), (S3).
Known to include coins of Trajan (6), Domitian (2), Faustina I (1), Marcus Aurelius (2), Hadrian (1), Antoninus Pius (1), Faustina II (1), Lucilla (1).
R.R. Clarke (NCM).

Coins also include Vespasian (1), Nerva (1), another Faustina (1) and four unrecorded.

8 May 1989. Fieldwalking.
Found by [4] at [5]:
1 chipped flint roughout for axe. Mesolithic/Neolithic type.
Identified by J. Wymer (NAU), 15 May 1989. Subsequently donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1999.1.32.1).
W. Milligan (NCM), 15 May 1989. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 11 March 2014.

Notes (S4) in file.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • AXEHEAD ROUGHOUT (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • 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

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 10 NW 10.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Evening News. 1984. Teacher detects treasure trove. 27 September.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1984. Norfolk farm coins treasure trove. 27 September.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Melton (Great).
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Article in Serial: Fox, G. E. 1889. Roman Norfolk. The Archaeological Journal. Vol XLVI pp 331-367. p 362.
<S2>Monograph: 1901. The Victoria History of Norfolk. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol 1. p 319.
<S3>Monograph: Sutherland. 1937. Coinage and Currency in Roman Britain.. p 161.
<S4>Unpublished Document: Clarke, R.R.. 1949?. Melton Magna (Great Melton) Hoard, Norfolk (1887).

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