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19


Sunderland


Claxheugh, River Wear, Roman coin


Claxheugh


NZ35NE


Currency



Coin


Roman


C2


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Dredging the River Wear opposite Claxheugh produced a Roman coin, plus large quantities of human bones and deer antlers. The coin is described as bronze and dated to the reign of Trajan. A bust of Trajan appears with the inscription: IMPERATORI CAESARI NERVAE TRAIANO OPTIMO AUGUSTO GERMANICO DACICO TRIBUNITIA POTESTATE.


362


577


NZ362577



<< HER 19 >> F.H. Johnson, 1860, On Ancient Remains found in the bed of the River Wear, at Claxheugh. Tyneside Naturalist's Field Club Vol. IV (for 1858-60), pp. 117-122

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