Tyne and Wear HER(1488): Newcastle, Castle Garth, Roman coin - Details
Newcastle, Castle Garth, Roman coin
During excavations below the street level on the South side of the Keep by the North of England Excavation Committee in 1929, a Roman building was discovered, and the heaps of excavated soil remained beside the trenches for some months. A passer-by picked up a Roman coin from the loose soil in a fine state of preservation. The coin is of Tetricus II Caesar and Augustus 268-273 AD. On the obverse face (i.e. front) is the legend C PIV ESV TETR((ICVS CAES)), with a youthful bust radiate and draped to right. On the reverse face is the legend ((SP))ES AVGG, with Hope moving left holding a flower in her right hand and catching up her dress with the left.
<< HER 1488 >> G.R.B. Spain, 1933, A Roman Coin from the Castle Area, Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle, 4, V, 186 Museum of Antiquities, 1932, Society of Antiquaries, Donations Book, 27.i.1932