Tyne and Wear HER(61): Monkwearmouth, Roman coin - Details
Monkwearmouth, Roman coin
A donation was made to the Newcastle Society of Antiquaries' Museum in 1898 by Dr. G. Alder Blumer (Utica, U.S.A.), of a small Roman coin 'discovered about 25 years ago' when St. Peter's Church, Monkwearmouth, underwent restoration. It went into the possession of the donor's father, Dr. Blumer of Monkwearmouth, who was churchwarden at the time. It is of the Constantine period, of the Trier mint, inscribed around the verge of the obverse side CONSTANTINOPOLIS.
<< HER 61 >> Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle, 1899, Donation to the Museum, 2, VIII (for 1897-98), p. 110 J.A. Petch, 1925, Roman Durham, Archaeologia Aeliana, 4, I, p. 27