Information for record number MWA678:
Findspot - Roman coin, Lighthorne.

Summary Findspot - a Roman coin, of the Emperor Severus Alexander, was found on the west side of Lighthorne.
What Is It?  
Type: Findspot
Period: Romano-British (43 AD - 409 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Lighthorne
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 33 56
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 A gentleman of Little Wolford, found c1950 an As., Severus Alexander, 222-235, in a field at SP3356. The coin is still in his possession.
2 Mentions the find of a coin of Emporer Severus Alexander (AD 224-235). A photograph of a coin that may be this one illustrates the text. It is possible that this coin is in the Warwick Museum.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: 33SW1
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1968
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 33SW1
Source No: 2
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: The Incomplete History of Lighthorne
Author/originator: Hinman, P
Date: 2000
Page Number:
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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 MUSEUM * A building, group of buildings or space within a building, where objects of value such as works of art, antiquities, scientific specimens, or other artefacts are housed and displayed. back

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