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Monument Number 207965

Hob Uid: 207965
Location :
Wiltshire
Wiltshire
Box
Grid Ref : ST8220068480
Summary : Various finds from the garden of Box House, close to the site of a Roman villa (ST 86 NW 2). Finds include a Mesolithic flake, a Neolithic axe found in 1916, a Durotrigian coin found in 1944, and Roman coins. The finds are all in Devizes Museum. A gold coin of Galba (68-9AD) has also been found in the next door garden.
More information : [ST 8222 6845] A probably Me. worked flake, a Ne axe of
Bwch-Mawr stone (P.818), and an IA AE coin (Evans G5-6; Maek 318;
Allen: Duodtrigean) were found in the garden of Box House. All
are in Shaw-Mellor's private collection. The coin was found 'a
short time ago' in 1944. Roman coins are found in the garden from
time to time and are associated by Mellor with the nearby Roman
villa - (ST 86 NW 2) The axe was found c.1916 in stones thrown
out in making a garden-bed. (1-3)

These finds are sited to ST 8220 6848 from an O.S.6" at Devizes
Museum.
Shaw-Mellor is dead. His collection is now at Devizes but has
not yet been sorted. (4)

Gold coin of Galba (A.D.68-69), found c.1925 in the garden of "The
Wilderness", adjacent to Box House, site of RB villa
(ST86NW2).The discovery of this coin and the Durotrigian coin
mentioned above, of similar date, suggests that the earliest
phases of the villa, or its predecessor, may be found in this
area. (5) (See also ST86NW50 for Roman finds near the villa).

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : A history of Wiltshire: volume 1, part 1
Source details : LV Grinsell: Archaeological Gazetteer
Page(s) : 44
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number : 2
Source : The Wiltshire archaeological and natural history magazine
Source details : (A. Shaw-Mellor).
Page(s) : 193
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : 51, 1944
Source Number : 3
Source : The Wiltshire archaeological and natural history magazine
Source details :
Page(s) : 264-5
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : 44, 1927-9
Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JP 12-SEP-67
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number : 5
Source : Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History bulletin
Source details : (PH Robinson)
Page(s) : 11
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : 23, 1977

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Mesolithic
Display Date : Mesolithic
Monument End Date : -4000
Monument Start Date : -10000
Monument Type : Findspot
Evidence : Find
Monument Period Name : Neolithic
Display Date : Neolithic
Monument End Date : -2200
Monument Start Date : -4000
Monument Type : Findspot
Evidence : Find
Monument Period Name : Late Iron Age
Display Date : Late Iron Age
Monument End Date : 43
Monument Start Date : -100
Monument Type : Findspot
Evidence : Find
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
Monument End Date : 410
Monument Start Date : 43
Monument Type : Findspot
Evidence : Find

Components and Objects:
Period : Mesolithic
Component Monument Type : Findspot
Object Type : FLAKE
Object Material : Flint
Period : Neolithic
Component Monument Type : Findspot
Object Type : AXEHEAD
Object Material :
Period : Late Iron Age
Component Monument Type : Findspot
Object Type : COIN
Object Material :
Period : Roman
Component Monument Type : Findspot
Object Type : COIN
Object Material : Gold

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : NAR Number
External Cross Reference Number : ST 86 NW 6
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : ST 86 NW 6
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 207955
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 866210
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : BOX HOUSE
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1939-01-01
End Date : 1939-12-31
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON ST 86 NW 6
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1967-09-12
End Date : 1967-09-12