Monument record LKH 020 - Roman Field

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Summary

Coin hoard in butt beaker brought to surface by deep ploughing on 23 November 1959.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 7283 8298 (405m by 939m)
Map sheet TL78SW
Civil Parish LAKENHEATH, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Coin hoard in butt beaker brought to surface by deep ploughing by (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) on 23 November 1959. From small hole in natural chalk. Coins consisted:- 67 (Republican and Imperial) silver denarii and 415 native coins (2 gold staters of Cunobelinus and 1 of Antedios, remainder Iceni silver)(S1)(R1). 65 Republican and early Imperial, 402 silver Iceni, 3 gold (S2)(R2)(S3)(S6). Denarii date up to AD 34. Details of discovery and following activities and excavation see Grace Briscoe archive (S4). Further gold Iceni stater reported 1976 (stolen site file). September 1988: (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) reports further gold (Iceni?) coin, reported to him by finder in September 1988, who described it as horse obverse, plain reverse and clean, completely unpatinated (probably gold). Found 1987/1988, given to land owner (Mrs ?) by finder (S5).
Within multi-period site, LKH 072, and Rom scatter LKH 011. For further LIA coin hoard, see LKH 067.

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <R1> (No record type): Briscoe G et al, Brit Numismatic J, 29, 1959, 215.
  • <S1> (No record type): PCAS, 56-57, 1964, 123.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: report and map (stolen Autumn 1981), map (1988), copy (S1).
  • <R2> (No record type): JRS, 50, 1960, 228.
  • <M2> (No record type): G Briscoe archive: diary.
  • <S2> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL78SW22.
  • <S3> (No record type): CBA, Group 7 bulletin, 6, 1959.
  • <S4> (No record type): Briscoe Lady G, diary 1959, Nov 23 - Jan 1.
  • <S5> (No record type): Morley R, September 1988.
  • <S6> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card Lakenheath IA, 1959.

Finds (4)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Feb 5 2009 12:16PM

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