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Monument Number 54886

Hob Uid: 54886
Location :
Leeds
Boston Spa
Grid Ref : SE4380045100
Summary : A pot containing 172 Roman silver coins of various reigns, was found when digging the foundations of a house at Boston Spa in 1848. The vessel is now in York Museum. The coins ranged in date from the Republic, 211 BC, to Hadrian, AD 119-22.
More information : A pot containing 172 Ro. silver coins of various reigns, a Hadrianic hoard (2) was found when digging the foundations of a house at Boston Spa in 1848. The vessel is now in York Museum. (1-2)

An exact siting was not established. York Museum records this find as being "one mile from Rudgate and 50 ft. from the main road". This gives an approximate siting to the area SE 438 451. (3)

Description of the coins. (4)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Lower Wharfedale, being a complete antiquties and scenery of the picturesque valley of the Wharfe from Cawood to Arthington
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Source Number : 2
Source : The Yorkshire archaeological journal
Source details : (M. Kitson Clark)
Page(s) : 183
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Vol(s) : 31, 1934
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ECW 15-MAY-63
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Source Number : 4
Source : Coin hoards from Roman Britain, volume 10
Source details :
Page(s) : 64-8
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Plates : 9
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date :
Monument End Date : 132
Monument Start Date : 119
Monument Type : Findspot
Evidence : Find

Components and Objects:
Period : Roman
Component Monument Type : Findspot
Object Type : COIN HOARD
Object Material :

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 44 NW 16
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SE 44 NW 16
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1963-05-15
End Date : 1963-05-15