Tyne and Wear HER(918): South Shields vicus, Roman coins - Details
South Shields vicus, Roman coins
Roman coins have been found on a number of occasions in St. Stephen's churchyard, which lies west of the fort and within the area of the vicus. Coins of Gallienus and Marcus Aurelius were noted in 1899 as being found while digging a grave, at a depth of 4 feet. In 1903 the Society of Antiquaries were shown a Roman first brass of Lucius Verus, and in 1904 R. Blair exhibited "a first brass Roman coin of the empress Faustina the younger...". This area is no longer used as a graveyard.
<< HER 918 >> Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle, 1905, 3, I (for 1903-04), pp. 49, 258 P.T. Bidwell, 1988, The Civilian Settlement...of the Roman Fort at South Shields, No. 23 ii