Information for record number MWA2298:
Findspot - Byzantine coin found S of Chesterton Wood

Summary Findspot - a Byzantine coin of Justin II was found on the southern edge of Chesterton Wood.
What Is It?  
Type: Findspot
Period: Migration (410 AD - 800 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Chesterton and Kingston
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 34 56
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Found in the field known as Cat field, to the north east of the field at Branson Hill Farm, where pottery and Roman coins were recovered between 1970-74 (WA 2299). The coin is a Byzantine AE 40 (follis), of Justin II, minted in Nicomedia (latterly Nicea, now Iznik) in the the year 12 (AD 576-577).

Source No: 1
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: B.C. Q.T.V. Number 369
Author/originator: Sear
Page Number: 86
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period Roman About 43 AD to 409 AD (the 1st century AD to the 5th century AD)

The Roman period comes after the Iron Age and before the Saxon period.

The Roman period in Britain began in 43 AD when a Roman commander called Aulus Plautius invaded the south coast, near Kent. There were a series of skirmishes with the native Britons, who were defeated. In the months that followed, more Roman troops arrived and slowly moved westwards and northwards.
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monument FINDSPOT * The approximate location at which stray finds of artefacts were found. Index with object name. back
monument FIELD * An area of land, often enclosed, used for cultivation or the grazing of livestock. back
monument WOOD * A tract of land with trees, sometimes acting as a boundary or barrier, usually smaller and less wild than a forest. back
monument FARM * A tract of land, often including a farmhouse and ancillary buildings, used for the purpose of cultivation and the rearing of livestock, etc. Use more specific type where known. back

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