Monument record FRK 003 - Roman bronze coin hoard of 595 coins found in a narrow necked Roman jar

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Summary

A Roman bronze coin hoard (595 pieces) was disclosed by deep ploughing. Contained in a brick red jar decorated with three groups of three vertical, wavy, white painted stripes. The coins, which are in the possession of Mr S Jeffrey, Dairy Farm, Freckenham, were issued between 306 and 361 AD. A late 3rd century hoard.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 6668 7284 (51m by 50m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL67SE
Civil Parish FRECKENHAM, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Bronze coin hoard, 595 coins, dated between AD 306-361; in a narrow necked jar of white fabric with red colour coat with 3 groups of 3 vertical wavy lines painted in white (S1,S3-S8).

Found in deep ploughing "in a field near the Lee Brook" (S2). Exact find spot uncertain:- a) OS 2 1/2 inch map puts at TL 6678 7258 b) published as TL 729 668 (reversed) and c) OS card TL 6669 7284.

Also see FRK 032 for finds claimed to be from this hoard.

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL67SE12.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, VIII, 164; XCVIII, 82 and newspaper cuttings showing restored pot.
  • <S3> Article in serial: C. I. Fell, M. A., F. S. A., and Grace Briscoe, M. B., B. S., F. S. A. 1952. Archaeological Notes. PCAS, 45, 1951, 68.
  • <S4> Article in serial: Moore, I. E.. 1948. Roman Suffolk.
  • <S5> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA, 24, 1948, 174.
  • <S6> Cartographic materials: Briscoe, J. 1951. MIHLM, Correspondents 6 inch record map, G Briscoe entry, 1951.
  • <S7> News Paper: 1949. Bury Free Press, 24 June 1949. Bury Free Press, 24 June 1949.
  • <S8> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Dec 16 2020 11:31AM

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