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Coin hoard, Found during land drainage in 1788.


Grid reference Centred TL 6776 4594 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TL64NE


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1788: Coin hoard. About 50 gold coins, Gallo-Belgic C (Mack 26 & 30) found on Place Farm in 1788 during land draining. Labourers found 3 or 4 coins scattered by the plough and then not far from them 'a piece of blue clay about 9 inches long, in shape an oblong square, containing between 40 and 50 gold coins, with a partition between each coin' (S1). Piece of clay may have been a coin mould. Coins sold to a tradesman (S1-S7).

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  • <S1> Article in serial: Walford, T. 1803. An account of a Roman Military Way, in Essex, and of Roman Antiquities, found near it, by Thomas Walford, Esq. F. A. S. in a Letter to the Rev. John Brand, Secretary. Walford T, Archaeologia 14, 1803, 72-73, map.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Frere, s. 1961. Problems of the Iron Age in southern Britain. Frere, Probs of IA in S Brit, 1961, 157, 286.
  • <S3> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL64NE13.
  • <S4> Article in serial: Clay, C.. 1870. Haverhill.
  • <S5> Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey, 1st edition 1" map.
  • <S6> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.
  • <S7> Digital archive: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. Portable Antiquities Database. IARCH-1B98CC, IARCH-5DD3A4.

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Dec 1 2020 11:26AM

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