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HER Number:MDV102583
Name:Find of Roman coin hoard, Whiddon Down


Over 250 coins have been found over two fields at Whiddon Down in 2008-9 by a local metal-detecting club


Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:SX69SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishThrowleigh
DistrictWest Devon

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

Smart, C., 2009, Geophysical survey at Whiddon Down, Throwleigh (Report - Geophysical Survey). SDV349936.

Map object is based on this source.

Ghey, E. + Moorhead, S., 2009, Whiddon Down, Devon 2008 T160, pg 1 (Report - Assessment). SDV349938.

In 2008 231 coins were cleaned, identified and recorded by the British Museum. The hoard comprised three denarii, a mixture of dupondii, asses and sestertii and are mostly worn in appearance. The latest identifiable coin of the hoard is a sestertius of Septimius Severus (AD 193-211). A radiate of Tetricus II (AD 272-4) was also included in the group but is likely to have been a stray find.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349936Report - Geophysical Survey: Smart, C.. 2009. Geophysical survey at Whiddon Down, Throwleigh. Exeter Archaeology Report. 09.25. A4 Bound + Digital.
SDV349938Report - Assessment: Ghey, E. + Moorhead, S.. 2009. Whiddon Down, Devon 2008 T160. British Museum. 2008 T356 and T526. A4 Stapled + Digital. pg 1.

Associated Monuments

MDV60016Related to: ARTEFACT SCATTER in the Parish of Drewsteignton, South Tawton (Monument)
MDV60018Related to: ARTEFACT SCATTER in the Parish of Drewsteignton, South Tawton (Monument)
MDV60021Related to: ARTEFACT SCATTER in the Parish of Drewsteignton, South Tawton (Monument)
MDV77968Related to: Fairhaven farm, South Tawton (Monument)
MDV102527Related to: Pit with Roman pottery near Easton, Chagford (Monument)
MDV102586Related to: Possible former routes at Whiddon Down (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV5203 - COIN HOARD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Events

  • EDV5969 - Geophysical survey at Whiddon Down, Throwleigh (Ref: 6745)

Date Last Edited:Oct 15 2013 11:28AM