Tyne and Wear HER(11945): Newcastle, Castle Garth, Roman coin - Details
Newcastle, Castle Garth, Roman coin
Well preserved Roman coin, now missing, of Tetricus II Caesar and Augustus 270-273 AD. Obverse: C PIV ESV TETR[ICVS CAES]. Youthful bust radiate and draped to the right. Reverse: [SP]ES AVG. Hope moving left, holding flower in right hand and catching up dress with left. Found in 1929 during excavations at the south side of the Keep by NEEC. Society of Antiquaries Donations Book 27.1.32, apparently from spoil heaps.
Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne, 4, V, pp 186-210; Museum of Antiquities 1932.2