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HER Number:18163.53
Name:CARN BREA - Romano British findspot

Summary

A hoard of Roman copper coins, a small bronze animal head and a perforated bronze lid were discovered in July 1749 at the foot of Carn Brea

Grid Reference:SW 6855 4080
Parish:Carn Brea, Kerrier, Cornwall
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Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument CO79: Carn Brea Castle
  • Conservation Area: CARN BREA

Other References/Statuses

  • OS No. (OS Quarter-sheet and OS No.): SW64SE 14
  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 18163.53
  • SMR No. (OS Quarter-sheet and SMR No.): SW64SE 113.5-.2

Monument Type(s):

  • FINDSPOT (Romano British - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Full description

A hoard of Roman copper coins, a small bronze animal head and a perforated bronze lid were discovered in July 1749 at the foot of Carn Brea, three feet beneath the ground surface. Borlase recorded the quantity of the coins as 'one pint', and obtained two for himself (b1).
A gold coin of Valentinian I was also found in a brook at the bottom of Carn Brea in around 1828 (b3).


Hencken, HO, 1932, The Archaeology of Cornwall and Scilly, 299,130 (Bibliographic reference). SCO3489.


<1> Borlase, W, 1754, Antiquities Historical and Monumental of the County of Cornwall (Bibliographic reference). SCO2878.


<2> Page, W (Editor), 1906, Victoria History of the County of Cornwall, 34 (Bibliographic reference). SCO4068.

Sources / Further Reading

---SCO3489 - Bibliographic reference: Hencken, HO. 1932. The Archaeology of Cornwall and Scilly. 299,130.
[1]SCO2878 - Bibliographic reference: Borlase, W. 1754. Antiquities Historical and Monumental of the County of Cornwall.
[2]SCO4068 - Bibliographic reference: Page, W (Editor). 1906. Victoria History of the County of Cornwall. Page, W. 34.

Associated Finds

  • FCO3380 - COIN (Romano British - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FCO1262 - COIN HOARD (Romano British - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FCO3256 - LID (Romano British - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FCO1263 - STATUE (Romano British - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Events: none recorded

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