Tyne and Wear HER(400): Fulwell Quarries, 2 Roman coins - Details
Fulwell Quarries, 2 Roman coins
In 1759, during limestone quarrying, "a ridge of limestone and rubbage" (sic) was removed. In the mound was a grave containing a large skeleton. Two Roman coins found with a skeleton appear to date the burial to sometime around the beginning of the 3rd century A.D.
<< HER 400 >> P. Collinson, 1763, Gentleman's Magazine, Vol. XXXIII, p. 492 (Oct. 1763) J. Sykes, 1866, Local Records, Vol. I, p. 221 H.G. Welfare, 1980, Fulwell Giant, Northern Archaeology, Vol. 1 Part 1, pp. 22-25