Find Spot record MLI42017 - Roman Coin Hoard, Well


Late 3rd century Roman coin hoard, found in 1725 on land at Well.

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Two urns containing a hoard of Roman antoniniani were found in 1725 on land at Well. The urns were said to be holding between 600 to 700 coins. A deposit of black earth with cinders, ash and one large square stone was noted nearby. {1}{2}{3} 'As some labourers were at work ditching upon Well Walk, about a quarter of a mile from the house, they found, in an earthen pott, about a foot deep, between six and seven hundred such pieces of coins as these I herewith send you, which are all I could pick up, and near that, another pot with coins in it, which they took to be silver, but they all mildred to powder when they touched them… The pot is broke to pieces, so that I could not get any of it to send you.' The coins were said to be of the emporers Victorinus, Gallienus, Claudius Gothicus, Salonina, Tetricus, Carausius and Allectus (253 - 296 AD). {4}

Sources/Archives (4)

  •  Index: Lincolnshire County Council. Sites and Monuments Record Card Index. TF 47 SW: I.
  •  Index: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Card Index. TF 47 SW: 6.
  •  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.2, p.258.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Anne S. Robertson. 2000. An Inventory of Romano-British Coin Hoards. no.941, p.231.



Grid reference TF 444 735 (point) Estimated from sources

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Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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