Information for record number MWA919:
Findspot - Roman coin hoard

Summary Findspot - a broken pot and three coins were found 300m north east of Little Luddington. All the finds were of Roman date.
What Is It?  
Type: Findspot
Period: Romano-British (43 AD - 409 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Old Stratford and Drayton
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 17 53
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 On the lower slopes of Baden (Bardon) Hill, from where it rises gently opposite the mouth of the river Stour, in 1786 a labourer in digging drains discovered a broken vessel and three brass Roman coins. One had on the obverse side a head and on the reverse the 'image of Moneta with her balance'. The labourer did not search for more and buried the vessel in the place at which he found it.
2 The coins are described as copper.
3 Found at around SP1753.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Victoria County History, vol 1, Warwickshire
Author/originator: Doubleday H A & Page W (eds)
Date: 1904
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Volume/Sheet: 1
Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Gents Mag
Author/originator: Jordan J
Date: 1794
Page Number: 505
Volume/Sheet: 64 pt 1
Source No: 3
Source Type: Record Card/Form
Title: OS Card 15SW23
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1955
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 15SW23
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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
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 DRAIN * An artificial channel for draining water or carrying it off. back

* Copyright of English Heritage (1999)

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