Tyne and Wear HER(19): Claxheugh, River Wear, Roman coin - Details
Claxheugh, River Wear, Roman coin
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.
<< 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