Record Details

NHER Number:3074
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mattishall Roman coin hoard


A hoard of 1100 Roman silver coins in a pot was found by shovelling at the side of a driveway to a new bungalow site. The pot had been buried in a shallow pit. There was no evidence of nearby buildings or other Roman activity. The coins were minted during the reigns of the emperors from Antoninus Pius to Postumus.

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Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TG01SW

Full description

January 1968. Found by shovelling at side of new driveway to bungalow site.
Hoard of 1100 Roman silver coins in pot.
Treasure Trove Inquest 12 February at Dereham.
Pot buried in shallow pit, perhaps covered by large sherd miscellaneous other Roman sherds in pit no traces of domestic rubbish nor of contemporary building.
Range of hoard: Antoninus Pius to Postumus.
Cleaned J. Tidder (NCM).
List prepared by E.B. Green (NCM) and T.H. Mck. Clough (NCM).
See (S1), and (S2).
R.R. Clarke (NCM).

Summer 1979. At location [1].
Footings and service trenches watched at irregular intervals, so not all trench sections and spoil were thoroughly examined. No finds.
See (S3) and (S4) in site file.
A. Gregory (NAU), 6 December 1979.

Article - 1968 missing from file [Jo Yates, 23 September 2010].

Monument Types

  • PIT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • 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

---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1968. [unknown]. 20 January.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Evening News. 1968. [unknown]. 20 January.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 01 SW 6 [2].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Photograph: CM 1561 to 1564 Negatives. Mattishall Roman coin hoard.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Mattishall [2].
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Article in Serial: Green, B. & Mck. Clough, T. H. 1968. The Mattishall Hoard of Roman Silver Coins. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXIV Part III pp 272-278. pp 272-277.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Wade Martins, P.. 1968. Report of Excavations at Site of Roman Coin Hoard at Mattishall. April.
<S3>Map: Excavation plan of area of Mattishall Roman hoard.
<S4>Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.

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