Find Spot record MLI125075 - Roman Coin Hoard, Castle Hill, Lincoln


A small hoard of 1st century Roman coins, found in 1957 during the excavation of new drainage trenches at Castle Hill, Lincoln.

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A small hoard of 1st century Roman coins was found in this location in 1957, during the excavation of new drainage trenches at Castle Hill. 'From a drain trench outside the National Provincial Bank, Castle Hill, Lincoln, comes a small hoard of eleven bronze Roman coins, now in Lincoln Museum. Only three of the coins were of the normal senatorial coinage, the remainder being imitations of Claudius coins, executed with a varying degree of success… From the description given by the workmen of the finding of the coins it is clear that they were all found together, and perhaps represent the contents of a dropped purse. The find was made immediately on the west side of the main north-south street in the Roman city (Ermine Street).' The collection comprised 3 dupondius coins, 7 asses and 1 unidentifiable AE, ranging from Claudius to Vespasian (41 - 79 AD). {1}

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  •  Bibliographic Reference: Anne S. Robertson. 2000. An Inventory of Romano-British Coin Hoards. no.53, p.11.



Grid reference SK 9764 7182 (point) Estimated from sources

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Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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