Record Details

NHER Number:2389
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman coin hoard, Emneth hoard II


In 1941 a hoard of 664 Roman coins was ploughed up in West Walton. The hoard comprised denarii and antoniniani minted from the reign of Septimus Severus to Tetricus I. It was felt that they were buried in about AD 270 and the hoard has been dubbed 'Emneth Hoard II'.

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Map Sheet:TF50NW

Full description

October 1941. Ploughed up at [1].
Hoard of 664 denarii and antoninioni. Septimus Severus - Tetricus I. Buried in about AD 270. (Emneth Hoard II).
NCM holds some coins and fragments of pot.
Wisbech Museum holds 80 coins.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Press cutting (S1) on (S2).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • 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. TF 50 NW 2 [2].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1941. Hoard of Roman Coins Turned Up by Plough Near Emneth. 1 November.
<S2>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Walton (West).
<S3>Article in Serial: Wake, T. 1942. Some Recent Archaeological Discoveries in Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXVIII Pt I pp 23-30. p 27.
<S3>Article in Serial: 1942. [unknown]. Numis Chron 6 ser. Vol III, p 101. p 101.
<S4>Article in Serial: Mattingley, H. 1943. The Emneth Hoard, Mattingly. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXVIII Pt II pp 107-110.
<S5>Article in Serial: 1942. [unknown]. Journal of Roman Studies. Vol XXXII, p 110. p 110.
<S6>Article in Serial: 1946. [unknown]. J Roman Stud. Vol XXXVI, p 141. p 141.
<S7>Unpublished Document: 1939-1946. Norwich Museum Report 1939-46.. p.18. p 18.
<S8>Article in Serial: 1950. Proceedings of Cambridge Antiquarian Society. Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society. Vol XLIII, p 19. p 19.
<S9>Article in Serial: Clarke R. R. 1952. Roman Norfolk since Haverfield. A Survey of Discovery from 1901. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXX pp 140-155. pp 154-155.

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