Record Details

NHER Number:7720
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Weston Longville Iron Age and Roman coin hoard


A hoard of two to three hundred silver Iceni coins and a few early Roman coins was found in an urn by men digging a ditch in 1852. Prehistoric flint pot boilers were noted in the same area in 1971 and a further Roman coin and pieces of Roman pottery were found in 1986 and 1987.

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Map Sheet:TG11NW

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March 1852. Found on edge of heathland while digging a ditch.
200 to 300 silver Icenian coins were found in an urn together with three Roman denarii of Antonia (legionary), Claudia and Cassia family(much worn). The hoard included equal proportions of inscribed and uninscribed coins and none of the Roman coins are later than 30 AD. The hoard was deposited in the first half of the 1st century AD.
See (S1) (S2) (S3) and list in secondary file for more information.
E. B. Green (NCM).

Pre-1971. Find.
Several pot boilers with dark organic matter were reported having been found on or near this site.
T. Clough (NCM).

Winter 1986 to 1987. Finds.
Twenty to thirty sherds Roman greyware and one Roman coin of Helena, PAX PVBLICA AD 337-40, were recovered over a relatively small area in the vicinity of the 1852 coin hoard.
A. Gregory (NAU), 16 February 1988.

August 1989. Metal detecting.
A survey was conducted of site and the area of an adjacent development, but no finds were recovered.
See additional detail in secondary file.
D. Gurney (NAU), 11 August 1989.

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Iron Age to Roman - 800 BC to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN HOARD (Early Iron Age to Roman - 800 BC to 409 AD)
  • COIN (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 11 NW 1 [3].
---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. Weston.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Weston Longville.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Illustration: [Unknown]. 1953. Tracings of Iron Age coins figured in scrap book of Bryan Hall of Banningham.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Weston Longville.
<S1>Article in Serial: Smith, C.R.. 1853. [unknown]. Numismatic Chronicle. Vol XV, p 98.
<S2>Article in Serial: 1854. An Account of the Icenic coins found at Weston in Norfolk. Vol 2, p 810.
<S3>Article in Serial: 1855. Appendix. Extracts from the Proceedings of the Committee. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol VI pp 341-366. pp 357-359.
<S4>Article in Serial: Hempnall, R.. 1859-1860. The East Anglian or Notes and queries on subjects connected with the counties of Suffolk, Cambridge, Essex and Norfolk. The East Anglian. Vol I, p 89. p 36.
<S5>Publication: Evans, J. 1864. Coins of the Ancient Britons. 361, 380-1, 383, 386-91, 392, 397-400.
<S6>Publication: Evans, J.. 1890. Coins of the Ancient Britons. 2nd Edition. p 585.
<S7>Serial: 1895. Archaeologia. Vol. 54. p 490.
<S8>Article in Serial: 1958. British Numismatic Journal. British Numismatic Journal. Vol XXVIII, p 7.
<S9>Article in Serial: Clarke, R. R. 1939. The Iron Age in Norfolk and Suffolk. The Archaeological Journal. Vol XCVI pp 1-113.
<S10>Article in Monograph: Allen, D.F.. 1961. The Origins of Coinage in Britain: A Reappraisal.. Problems of the Iron Age in Southern Britain. Frere, S.. pp 97-308. pp 263-267.

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