Record Details

NHER Number:11192
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman coin found in a fish


A Late Roman coin was found inside a three and a half pound cod caught off Bacton in 1971.

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Grid Reference:TG 3426 3442
Map Sheet:TG33SW

Full description

February 1971.
Late Roman (House of Constantine) coin found in three and a half pound cod caught off Bacton.
Identified by Carson (British Museum) 16 March 1971 as Constantinopolis, Rome (num.R*E). A.D. 330-335, LRBC I, 557.
T. McClough (NCM).

Press cutting (S1) in file.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---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 - Roman. North Sea - Norfolk.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1994. Fisherman's tale of the cod with a coin lands top prize. 14 June.

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