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HER Number:MDV2821
Name:FINDSPOT in the Parish of South Milton, Thurlestone


Roman iron medal of the Emperor Nero found at Leas Foot Sand


Grid Reference:SX 675 421
Map Sheet:SX64SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSouth Milton
Civil ParishThurlestone
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishTHURLESTONE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX64SE/20

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FINDSPOT (I to Roman - 1 AD to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SX64SE 2 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV149320.

Worth, R. H., 1949, 54th report of scientific memoranda, 95-6 (Article in Serial). SDV149318.

Medal with diameter 30mm & weight 17.3 g. An Annona medal of the Emperor Nero was found on the beach at Thurlestone (Leas Foot Sand). Corroded. Obverse, head of an emperor, facing right, distinguishable as Nero. Reverse, on the right a seated female figure, in the left hand a cornucopia, in the right hand some ears of corn, held out to a standing female figure on the left. The seated figure is Ceres. A similar medal is recorded in Shortt's Sylva Antiqua Iscana, pp 69,52. The first was found near Bartholomew Yard, Exeter, and the other near the Ide. The legends on the second medal are given as obverse; Nero, Claud, Caesar Aug Ger. P. M. TR. P. Cos. II, and reverse Annonan Augusti Ceres.

Blaylock, S. + Neophytou, M., 2004, South Milton Sands & Southdown Farm: Initial archaeological assessment, 6 (Report - Assessment). SDV323350.

Roman ornament of iron found at Leas Foot Sand.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV149318Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1949. 54th report of scientific memoranda. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 81. 95-6.
SDV149320Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SX64SE 2. SX64SE.
SDV323350Report - Assessment: Blaylock, S. + Neophytou, M.. 2004. South Milton Sands & Southdown Farm: Initial archaeological assessment. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds

  • FDV2387 - ORNAMENT (I to Unknown - 1 AD)
  • FDV508 - MEDAL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Events

  • EDV2693 - South Milton Sands & Southdown Farm: Initial archaeological assessment

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM