Information for record number MWA1276:
Findspot - Roman coin

Summary Findspot - a coin dating to the Roman period was found in the parish of Ettington.
What Is It?  
Type: Findspot
Period: Romano-British (43 AD - 409 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Ettington
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 27 50
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 A denarius of Lucius Verus was found in April 1859 in a field at Thornton Farm, in the parish of Eatington (Ettington), 0.9m below the surface.
2 Noted by Ordnance Survey.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: PSA
Author/originator: Shirley E P
Date: 1869
Page Number: 339
Volume/Sheet: 2: 4
Source No: 2
Source Type: Record Card/Form
Title: OS Card 57NW18
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1956
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 57NW18
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source OS Card Ordnance Survey Record Card. Before the 1970s the Ordnance Survey (OS) were responsible for recording archaeological monuments during mapping exercises. This helped the Ordnance Survey to decide which monuments to publish on maps. During these exercises the details of the monuments were written down on record cards. Copies of some of the cards are kept at the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. The responsibility for recording archaeological monuments later passed to the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments. back
source PSA Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries. The Society of Antiquaries was founded in 1707 and received a Royal Charter in 1751. The aim of the society was to encourage the study of the antiquities and history of Britain and the rest of the world. The Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries is a journal that is published anually. back
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 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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