Monument record FRK 002 - 'by Mortimers Lane'

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Coin hoard circa 90 gold Iceni staters, in a handmade shouldered pot with scored/scratched exterior, pot lost.


Grid reference Centred TL 6641 7212 (50m by 51m)
Map sheet TL67SE


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Full Description

Coin hoard circa 90 gold Iceni staters, in a handmade shouldered pot with scored/scratched exterior, pot lost (S5, illustrated). Two 'early' type staters, rest 'Freckenham' series, dated approximately AD 0-25 (S7).

Found at Freckenham in 1885 "by a labourer working in his own garden, who in digging came across a small urn of imperfectly burnt clay in which there appear to have been about 90 coins of somewhat base gold" (S1,R3,R6). `The finding of this hoard was kept secret, the collection became distributed and the coins disposed of... some secured by the British Museum, the rest found their way into two or three well-known collections' (S3).

Findspot according to OS 25" map (S2). Further details and references in (S1,S6).

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL67SE29.
  • <S2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Callard E. 1924. The Manor of Freckenham.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: 1911. Victoria County History, Suffolk (VCH). 276.
  • <S5> Article in serial: Evans J. 1888. Thursday, February 9th, 1888. Proc Soc Antiq, 2nd S, 12, 1888, 84, pot (ill)..
  • <S6> Article in serial: H. Montagu. 1886. FIND OF ANCIENT BRITISH GOLD COINS IN SUFFOLK. Num Chronic, 3rd S, 6, 1886, 231 Plate II.
  • <S7> Article in serial: D. F. Allen. 1970. Coins of Iceni. Allen, Coins of Iceni, Britannia, 1, 1970, 1-33.
  • <S8> Article in serial: Clarke R R. 1939. The Iron Age in Norfolk and Suffolk II. Clarke R, IA in Norf & Suff, 1939.
  • <S9> Bibliographic reference: Evans J. 1890. Coins of the Ancient Britons, Supplement. Evans J, Coins of the Ancient Britons, Supplement, 1890, 578-583.

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Dec 16 2020 4:56PM

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