Tyne and Wear HER(988): Jarrow, Roman coin - Details
Jarrow, Roman coin
Hodgson recorded that, in 1812, in digging up part of the walls he implied surrounded the supposed Roman fort, a silver denarius of Aulus Vitellius was found embedded in the mortar of the wall core. Surtees located the find fairly precisely in the site of a round tower, near the south-west angle of the cemetery.
<< HER 988 >> R. Surtees, 1820, History...of Durham, Vol. II, p. 69 J. Hodgson, 1840, History of Northumberland, Part 2, Vol. III, p. 230 J.C. Bruce, 1851, The Roman Wall, p. 323 J.A. Petch, 1925, Roman Durham, Archaeologia Aeliana, 4, I,pp. 17-18