Tyne and Wear HER(990): Jarrow, Roman coin - Details
Jarrow, Roman coin
In 1921 R. Worley, of Hexham, found a Roman coin "about 400 yards west of St. Paul's Church..., 'south of the ballast hill now used by the Shell Oil Tanker trains... did it come with the ballast or was there a Roman settlement nearby?'" The coin has been identified by Richard Brickstock from a rubbing as a denarius of Septimius Severus (A.D. 202-210). Mr. Worley reported the find in a letter to R.J. Cramp in 1980. A second coin, Constantinian, is reported to have been found near Jarrow Hall, but it is suggested that this may in fact be the same artifact.
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