Find Spot record MLI22264 - Roman Coin Hoard, Ravens Clough, Fleet


A hoard of later 3rd century Roman coins, found on land at Ravens Clough, Fleet.

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Full Description

A large urn containing a hoard of Roman coins was found c.1698 during trenching around a haystack at Fleet. The urn was 'full of about three pecks of coins of Gallienus and the 30 tyrants, none lower than Tetrici'. The urn was inscribed with illegible letters, and was covered by oak board. The indicated findspot is at TF 368 201, at Ravens Clough. {1}{2}{3}{4}{5}{6}{7} 'Stukeley gave the date of discovery as c.1698, and said that the urn was covered with an oak board and added that the coins were 'mostly about the time of Gallienus and the 30 tyrants as called Tetricus, Caludius Gothicus, Victorinus, Carausius, Allectus, etc. (253 - 296 AD)'. The description of the pot suggests that it was of 'Castor' ware.' {8}

Sources/Archives (8)

  •  Index: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Card Index. TF 32 SE: 10.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: STUKELEY, W.. 1724. ITINERARIUM CURIOSUM. vol.1, pp.11-2.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Lukis, W. C. (ed.). 1883. The Family Memoirs of the Rev. William Stukeley M.D. and the Antiquarian and other Correspondence of William Stukeley, Roger and Samuel Gale. vol.76, pp.310-1.
  •  Index: Lincolnshire County Council. Sites and Monuments Record Card Index. TF 32 SE: A.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Camden, W.. 1806. Britannia (Gough's 2nd Edition). p.342.
  •  Article in Monograph: HALLAM, S.J.. 1970. ‘Settlement around the Wash’ in The Fenland in Roman Times. gaz.HPF, p.314.
  •  Article in Serial: C.W. Phillips. 1935. 'The Present State of Archaeology in Lincolnshire: Part 2' in the Archaeological Journal. vol.91, p.166.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Anne S. Robertson. 2000. An Inventory of Romano-British Coin Hoards. no.940, p.231.



Grid reference Centred TF 368 201 (75m by 75m) Estimated from sources

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Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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