Find Spot record MLI20504 - Possible Roman Coin Hoard, Sutton St Edmund


A possible Roman coin hoard, found at Sutton St Edmund.

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Full Description

A coin or coins were found in 1741 at 'Monksdoles' near Sutton St Edmund, 'in an urne under some large squared stones'. This moated enclosure with ancient foundations is described, like that in Gedney Hill, as about 2 miles from South Sea Bank. The findspot remains unknown, though perhaps the medieval monastic grange at Guanock is intended (see PRN 20505). A double rectangular moat seen at Sutton St Edmund, and ancient foundations have been dug up within the enclosure, and some Roman coins found. 'One Mr. Houghton, of St Edmunds, shewed me a paduan in great brass … pretended to be found in an old ruinous grange called Monksdoles, amongst some large squared stones'. {1}{2}{3}{4}

Sources/Archives (4)

  •  Article in Monograph: HALLAM, S.J.. 1970. ‘Settlement around the Wash’ in The Fenland in Roman Times. p.304.
  •  Index: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Card Index. TF 31 SE: 7.
  •  Index: Lincolnshire County Council. Sites and Monuments Record Card Index. TF 31 SE: G.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Anne S. Robertson. 2000. An Inventory of Romano-British Coin Hoards. no.1773, p.421.


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Record last edited

Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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