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HER Number:MDV29578
Name:Roborough Coin Hoard


Hoard of Roman coins found at Roborough.


Grid Reference:SX 477 636
Map Sheet:SX46SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBickleigh (SH)
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishTAMERTON FOLIOT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX46SE/64

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Plymouth Museum, 8890 (Archive - Survey). SDV146040.

Scutt, 1986, Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV146038.

Four Roman coins found together (they had been lying in a stack together) in woodland september 1986. All early - one sestertius of Caligula and three of Claudius. Full details on worksheet.

Dyer, M. J. + Manning, P. T., 1998, Objective 5B: Lower Tamar Valley Recreation and Land Management Iinitiative: Cultural Heritage Appraisal, 64 (Report - non-specific). SDV319814.

Holbrook, N. + Shiel, N., 2002, A Claudian Coin Hoard from Roborough, Devon, 215-218 (Article in Serial). SDV321617.

More coins were recovered by 1989, from the same location, at Roborough. The hoard is composed exclusively of sestertii (one of Gaius and eight of Claudius, including one issue of Nero Drusus). Some may be from auxiliary mints or good-quality copies, due to them being underweight.

Salvatore, J. P., 2005, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV321614.

Coins are currently in the possession of Plymouth Museum.

Anonymous, 2005, Untitled Source (Cartographic). SDV321616.

Plot of site on 1:10000 OS map.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV146038Worksheet: Scutt. 1986.
SDV146040Archive - Survey: Plymouth Museum. 8890. Entry Sheet.
SDV319814Report - non-specific: Dyer, M. J. + Manning, P. T.. 1998. Objective 5B: Lower Tamar Valley Recreation and Land Management Iinitiative: Cultural Heritage Appraisal. Exeter Archaeology Report. 98.60. A4 Stapled + Digital. 64.
SDV321614Personal Comment: Salvatore, J. P.. 2005.
SDV321616Cartographic: Anonymous. 2005.
SDV321617Article in Serial: Holbrook, N. + Shiel, N.. 2002. A Claudian Coin Hoard from Roborough, Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 60. 215-218.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds

  • FDV3935 - HOARD (I to Unknown - 1 AD)

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 3:56PM