Record Details

NHER Number:18640
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Probable Roman coin hoard


A probable Roman coin hoard has been found on Sheringham beach. It included a large number of coins and may have been contained within a pot. It was probably buried during the late 2nd century AD. It is likely that erosion of the cliff face led to its appearance on the beach and its subsequent discovery.

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Probably 30 years or so ago. Found on Sheringham beach at Sparrow Gap, right next to fragments of pot.
All apparently having fallen out of the cliff. Not washed up as previously reported.
Unspecified number of large Roman copper alloy coins, all very worn. Five seen by A. Gregory (NAU).
Illegible sestertius, as of Hadrian, and as, dupondium and sestertius of Antoninus Pius.
Presumably late 2nd century AD hoard?
A. Gregory (NAU), 6 February 1983.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • 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

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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