Tyne and Wear HER(341): Washington, Roman coin hoard - Details
Washington, Roman coin hoard
A hoard of at least 59 Roman coins was found in a small earthenware pot (now lost) in the latter part of 1939 during excavation for an air raid shelter. The hoard was described in 1960 as "only recently reported" by the Washington Antiquarian Society, and there is no clue as to its findspot. The hoard consisted of 4th century A.D. coins of Licinius I, Constantine I and II, Helena, etc. It was given to the Museum of Antiquities by the National Trust in 1975.
<< HER 341 >> J.H. Corbitt, 1960, Coin Hoards of the Roman Period from Northern England, Archaeologia Aeliana, 4, XXXVIII, pp. 122-124 Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne Annual Reports, 1976, p. 12