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Monument Number 44272

Hob Uid: 44272
Location :
Salford
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : SD7216001080
Summary : In July 1947 workmen digging under an elder tree about a foot below the surface found a flagstone beneath which were two pottery urns, one badly broken the other little damaged. Both contained coins which proved to be a hoard of upwards of 550 bronze Roman coins ranging from about 259 AD to 278 AD, on the whole in good condition. All the coins of Tetricus Pater and Filius were minted in Gaul. Sets were given to the British Museum, Manchester University Museum and to Worsley UDC; another set together with the repaired urn in which they were found is retained by Messrs Maurice, Lee, Unger Ltd.
More information : (SD 7216701083) Roman Coin Hoard found AD 1947 (R) (1)

In July 1947 workmen digging under an elder tree about a foot below the surface found a flagstone beneath which were two pottery urns, one badly broken the other little damaged. Both contained coins which proved to be a hoard of upwards of 550 bronze Roman coins ranging from about 259 AD to 278 AD, on the whole in good condition. All the coins of Tetricus Pater and Filius were minted in Gaul. Sets were given to the British Museum, Manchester University Museum and to Worsley UDC; another set together with the repaired urn in which they were found is retained by Messrs Maurice, Lee, Unger Ltd. (2)

Precise find spot confirmed (b) by George Bailey, gardner at Unger's factory, one of the finders. (3)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 1:1250 1951
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Source : Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society
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Page(s) : 224-5
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Vol(s) : 59, 1947
Source Number : 2a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Farnworth Journal 29.8.47
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JHO 20-JUN-52
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Source Number : 3b
Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : Inf: J Cherry, Chief Surveyor 27.6.50
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date :
Monument End Date : 299
Monument Start Date : 267
Monument Type : Findspot
Evidence : Find

Components and Objects:
Period : Roman
Component Monument Type : Findspot
Object Type : COIN HOARD
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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SD 70 SW 6
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SD 70 SW 6
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1952-06-20
End Date : 1952-06-20