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HER Number:MDV4817
Name:Roman coin hoard found on Park Hill, Okehampton Hamlets

Summary

A hoard of 200 coins was found in 1897 under a rock on Park Hill, above Okehampton railway station. The majority of the coins, all third brass dated between 320 and 330 AD were presented to Plymouth Museum.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 590 934
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX59SE1
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 440845
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/11

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FINDSPOT (IV - 320 AD (Between) to 350 AD (Between))

Full description

Baring Gould, S., 1898, Fifteenth Report of the Committee of Devonshire Folklore, 113-115 (Article in Serial). SDV258013.

A hoard of 200 coins was found in 1897 under a rock on Park Hill, above Okehampton railway station. The majority of the coins, all third brass dated between 320 and 330 AD were presented to Plymouth Museum.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1948, SX59SE1 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV256082.

(Area SX 590934) Roman coin hoard found 1897 on Park Hill (G. W. Ridyard, 07/12/1948).
A hoard of 200 coins was found in 1897 under a rock on Park Hill, above Okehampton railway station. The majority of the coins, all third brass dated between 320 and 330 AD were presented to Plymouth Museum (citing Gould, 1898).

Timms, S. C., 1976, The Devon Urban Survey, 1976. First Draft, 158 (Report - Survey). SDV341346.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1978, Archaeological Sites within Okehampton Park and its Vicinity, No. C.1 (Un-published). SDV233126.

Details of the hoard can be found on worksheet Number C.1.

King, A. C., 1979, A30 Okehampton Bypass: Final Report (Report - Survey). SDV343861.

Kenyon, D. R., 1997, Market Street, Okehampton: Archaeological Assessment (Report - Assessment). SDV346209.

Wessex Archaeology, 2001, Okehampton Camp Devon. Archaeological Desk Based Assessment and Earthwork Survey, 8, Appendix 1 (Report - Survey). SDV360511.

Hoard of 200 copper alloy Roman coins found under a rock in 1897. Many were badly corroded and dated around AD 320-330.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV233126Un-published: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1978. Archaeological Sites within Okehampton Park and its Vicinity. Archaeological Sites within Okehampton Park and its Vicinity. No. C.1.
SDV256082Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1948. SX59SE1. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV258013Article in Serial: Baring Gould, S.. 1898. Fifteenth Report of the Committee of Devonshire Folklore. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 30. Hardback Volume. 113-115. [Mapped feature: #29607 ]
SDV341346Report - Survey: Timms, S. C.. 1976. The Devon Urban Survey, 1976. First Draft. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. A4 Unbound + Digital. 158.
SDV343861Report - Survey: King, A. C.. 1979. A30 Okehampton Bypass: Final Report. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. Mixed Archive Material.
SDV346209Report - Assessment: Kenyon, D. R.. 1997. Market Street, Okehampton: Archaeological Assessment. Cotswold Archaeology Report. 97498. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV360511Report - Survey: Wessex Archaeology. 2001. Okehampton Camp Devon. Archaeological Desk Based Assessment and Earthwork Survey. Wessex Archaeology Report. 50171. A4 Comb Bound. 8, Appendix 1.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds

  • FDV3193 - COIN HOARD (IV - 320 AD to 330 AD)

Associated Events

  • EDV8007 - Okehampton Camp Devon: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment and Earthwork Survey (Ref: 50171.01)
  • EDV3474 - Earthwork survey of Okehampton Castle and Park
  • EDV8679 - Okehampton Range: Management Survey
  • EDV8291 - Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey
  • EDV8695 - Survey of Okehampton North Dartmoor Military Range

Date Last Edited:Nov 25 2021 3:56PM