Record Details

NHER Number:8975
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman coin hoard


A Roman coin hoard and a Roman silver finger ring were found in 1820.

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1820. While making a clay pit on the estate of the Rev Benjamin Barker 'they worked the pit through a foss in which they discovered about three hundred Roman coins, of silver and brass, and with them a plain silver ring of Roman workmanship. There was no appearance of any urn, but the coins seemed as if they had been deposited in rolls'.
They included Republican (Mark Antony), Nero, Vespasian, Titus, Domitian, Nerva, Trajan, Plotina (denarius), Hadrian, Sabina, Antoninus Pius, Faustina I, Marcus Aurelius and Faustina II.
Hoard buried about 180 AD.

In 1830 NCM Catalogue are denarii of Domitian, Trajan, Antoninus Pius, Faustina I and L. Verus; given by Goddard Johnson which R.R.Clarke thought might be from this hoard; but evidence?

E.B.Green (NCM).

Also see Portable Antiquities Scheme record IARCH-F32D93.
E. McDonald (HES), 14 October 2019.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN HOARD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TL 99 NE 10.
---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. Caston.
<S1>Serial: 1824. Archaeologia. vol.XX p.557-9.
<S2>Article in Serial: Clark, J. G. 1901. On a Denarius of the Empress Plotina. Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiqarian Society. Vol X (New Series Vol IV) pp 9-10. p 10.
<S3>Monograph: Stevenson, S.W. & Madden, F.W.. 1969. A dictionary of Roman coins: republican and imperial..
<S4>Serial: 1821. Gentleman's Magazine. Gents. Mag.. vol.I no.64.
<S5>Monograph: 1901. The Victoria History of Norfolk. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol 1. p 315.
<S6>Article in Serial: O'Neil, B. H. St.J. 1933. A hoard of late Roman coins from Northamptonshire; its parallels and significance. The Archaeological Journal. Vol XC pp 282-305. pp 300-301.
<S7>Publication: Sutherland. 1937. [unknown]. p.168, 157.

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