Find Spot record MLI40274 - Roman Coin Hoard, Edlington


A hoard of largely late 3rd century Roman coins, found on land to the north of Edlington.

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A hoard of largely late 3rd century Roman coins was ploughed up in November 1957, on land to the north of Edlington. The site of the find was explored by G.V.Taylor and D.F. Petch, with a total of 828 coins being recovered. All but 10 of the coins are now in the Lincoln City and County Museum. Two silver rings and some pottery were also found on the site. {1}{2}{3} 'Along the more outstanding archaeological events in 1957 was the discovery of a hoard of 828 Roman coins at Mr. H. Ward's farm (Barrs Farm) at Edlington. The hoard was discovered by Mr. E. Wilkinson, an employee of Mr. Ward's, while ploughing. Mr. Wilkinson recovered 496 coins and a silver ring, with the bulk of the remainder of the hoard and another silver ring being excavated by Petch and Taylor on later visits to the site. The find was made within a few yards of the River Bain. 10 of the coins were given to Mr. Wilkinson.' The hoard comprised a total of 828 antoniniani coins, ranging from Gallienus to Maximian (253 - 305 AD). {4}

Sources/Archives (4)

  •  Index: Lincolnshire County Council. Sites and Monuments Record Card Index. TF 27 SW: G.
  •  Article in Serial: PETCH, D.F.. 1957. 'Archaeological Notes for 1956' in Lincolnshire Architectural and Archaeological Society Reports and Papers. vol.7, pp.103-4.
  •  Artefact: City and County Museum Collection. LCNCC 1957.81.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Anne S. Robertson. 2000. An Inventory of Romano-British Coin Hoards. no.834, pp.203-4.



Grid reference TF 240 733 (point) Estimated from sources

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Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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