Clump of coins from the Seaton Down Roman coin hoard

A clump of coins that have been stuck together by copper corrosion. This is the only such clump in the Seaton Down Hoard. The clump gives some intriguing clues about how the coins were collected prior to being buried. Some of the coins seem to be in stacks - were they counted before being put in the sack? Were the stacks wrapped in linen? Was the entire clump put into a bag before being placed in the large sack? Some of these questions may be answered during the conservation process.

RAMM acquired the Seaton Down hoard with help from a generous donation by Patrick and Sally Long, Clinton Devon Estates, Thomson Reuters, Devon County Council and many members of the public. Patrick and Sally Long were particularly keen that the coins are preserved for inspiration and wonder of children.
The conservation and display of the hoard and a project to engage with East Devon schools and communities was funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund with further public donations.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collector Excavator
Alex Farnell, AC Archaeology
copper alloy
Common Name
clump of coins from the Seaton Down Roman coin hoard
Simple Name
coin hoard
Period Classification
Roman (43-410)
Production Year Low
Production Year High

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coin hoard, clump of coins stuck together through corrosion