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HER Number:MDV1220
Name:Roman Coins from Cadbury Castle

Summary

Nine Roman Coins recovered from Cadbury Castle

Location

Grid Reference:SS 913 052
Map Sheet:SS90NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCadbury
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCADBURY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS90NW/9/7

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Worth, R. N., 1891, President's Address: Localities of Roman Remains in Devon, 78 (Article in Serial). SDV158810.


Montague, L. A. D., 1931, Precis of Field Meetings 1931, 144 (Article in Serial). SDV340589.


Hill, P. V., 1952, Roman objects from Cadbury Castle: The Cadbury Castle Hoard, 113-4 (Article in Serial). SDV340588.

Cadbury Castle Roman coins.
Coin Number 1: Imp c victorinus A D 268-270 p f avg, bust, radiate, cuirassed, salvs avg, salus stg. R. holding serpent in arms. Antoninianus 75" (19.5 x 19mm) cp. Ric v(2) p.393, no.67. Southern mint (?Lugdunum).
Coin Number 2: As 1, but bust draped. Virtvs a (vg) mars, stg. R. helmeted and naked but for chlamys, holding spear and leaning on shield. Antoninianus, 80" x 75" (20 x 19mm), square flan. Cp. Ric v(2), p.393, no.78. Southern mint (?lugdunum).
Coin Number 3: As 2. Antoninianus, 65"(17mm). Cp. Ric v(2), p.393, no.78. Southern mint.(?Lugdunum). Corroded. Tetricus 1 a. D.270-273.
Coin Number 4: Imp (c tetri)cvs p f avg. Bust, radiate, draped, cuirassed.(fi)des mil(it)vm. Fides stg.1. Holding standard in either hand. Antoninianus.60" x 65" (18 mmx 16mm). Cp. Ric v(2)p.407, no.68. Cologne.
Coin Number 5: (imp tetri)cus avg. Bust, radiate, r.(p)ax(avg) pax stg.1. Holding olive branch and vertical sceptre. Antoninianus, 60"(15.5 x 15mm). Cp. Ric v(2) p.409, no.101. Cologne. Corroded; portions of Coin Numbers 6 and ?8 adhering to it.
Coin Number 6: (imp c tetricvs p)f. Avg. Bust, radiate, draped, r. Virtvs(a)vgg. Mars. Stg.1. In tunic, holding spear and leaning on shield. Antoninianus, 70" x 60" (18 x 15.5mm), irregular flan. Cp. Ric v(2) p.411, no.148. Cologned. Corroded; portion of Coin Number 7 adhering to it.
Coin Number 7: (imp tetri)cvs p f avg. Bust, radiate, draped, cuirassed salvs av(gg). Salus stg.1. Feeding serpent rising from altar and holding patera and anchor. Antoninianus, 95" x 70" (24 x 17mm), irregular flan. Cp. Ric v(2), p.410, no.127. Southern mint (?Lugdunum). Corroded. Uncertain emperor (Victorinus or Tetricus 1).
Coin Number 8: Traces of bearded radiate, bust. Rev. Uncertain. Antoninianus, 60" x 65"(16 x 17mm). Corroded and slightly clipped. Barbarous.
Coin Number 9: Iiviiviciorin. Bust, radiate, ?draped, r. Iepta(. )avg. Pietas,stg.1. Holding ? patera and spear. Type of Claudius II. Ae, 65" x 0.55"(16 x 14mm). Grade 1 imitation. Poor condition of the coins due to corrosion.
Two mints are represented; Cologne, and the mint in southern Gaul, probably Lugdunum (Lyons). May have been buried AD 273-275 when the Gallic coins were demonetized.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV158810Article in Serial: Worth, R. N.. 1891. President's Address: Localities of Roman Remains in Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 23. A5 Hardback. 78.
SDV340588Article in Serial: Hill, P. V.. 1952. Roman objects from Cadbury Castle: The Cadbury Castle Hoard. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 84. A5 Hardback. 113-4.
SDV340589Article in Serial: Montague, L. A. D.. 1931. Precis of Field Meetings 1931. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 3. Paperback Volume. 144.

Associated Monuments

MDV1213Part of: Cadbury Castle (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV2376 - COIN (I to Unknown - 43 AD)
  • FDV1231 - COIN (Roman to V - 43 AD to 410 AD)

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 30 2013 11:35AM