Information for record number MWA6394:
Romano British Coin Hoard at Wishaw Hall Farm

Summary Find spot - a hoard of coins which were Roman in date was found 100m north-west of Noel Cottages.
What Is It?  
Type: Findspot
Period: Romano-British (43 AD - 409 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Wishaw
District: North Warwickshire, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 17 95
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 It has been reported by South Staffordshire Archaeological and Historical Society that metal detector users have recovered the remains of a Romano British hoard from this location.
2 A hoard of 197 Antoniniani, Gallienus to Tetricus, recovered by metal detector. Also found in the vicinity; tiles, several brooches, 2nd century to 4th century pottery and traces of bronze working.
3 The hoard was discovered in the base of a pot and around it, during July 1988 using a metal detector and by excavation of the immediate area. It consisted of 156 radiates closing in the reign of the Tetrici.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Article in serial
Title: Britannia: Roman Britain in 1988
Author/originator: S S Frere, MWC Hassall and R S O Tomlin
Date: 1989
Page Number: 257-345
Volume/Sheet: 20
Source No: 1
Source Type: Correspondence
Title: Wishaw Hall Farm.
Author/originator: Campbell-Kelly S
Date: 1992
Page Number:
Source No: 3
Source Type: Serial
Title: TBAS vol 99
Author/originator: Seaby W A
Date: 1995
Page Number: 71-6
Volume/Sheet: 99
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source Britannia Britannia, the journal of the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies which contains articles about the archaeology of Roman Britain. It is published annually and copies are held at the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
source TBAS Transactions of the Birmingham and Warwickshire Archaeological Society is a journal produced by the society annually. It contains articles about archaeological field work that has taken place in Birmingham and Warwickshire in previous years. Copies of the journal are kept by the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
technique excavation Archaeologists excavate sites so that they can find information and recover archaeological materials before they are destroyed by erosion, construction or changes in land-use.

Depending on how complicated and widespread the archaeological deposits are, excavation can be done by hand or with heavy machinery. Archaeologists may excavate a site in a number of ways; either by open area excavation, by digging a test pit or a trial trench.
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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 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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