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Ancient Coins

Ancient Coins

The treasure includes more than 5,000 silver and gold coins.

Experts estimate that most of the coins date from around 50 BC to slightly beyond the Roman conquest. However there are over 300 Roman coins which date to later activity at the site, right up to the 4th century AD. The treasure also includes the oldest Roman coin ever found in Britain.

Gold-quarter stater, Trinovante Cunobelin, around AD 10-40

Gold-quarter stater, Trinovante Cunobelin, around AD 10-40

Many British Iron Age coins feature horses. The various tribes depicted horses in very different ways. This Trinovantes horse is more naturalistic than the disjointed horses shown on Corieltavian coins.

Gold quarter stater, Trinovantes, uninscribed, around 50-20 BC

Gold quarter stater, Trinovantes, uninscribed, around 50-20 BC

Many British Iron Age coins feature horses. The various tribes depicted horses in very different ways.

Silver half unit, Corieltavi, Volisios Dumnocoveros, around AD 30-60

Silver half unit, Corieltavi, Volisios Dumnocoveros, around AD 30-60

Only a few coins of this type were found at Hallaton. This type of coin is usually found more widely in the northern Corieltavi area, in northern Lincolnshire and southern Yorkshire.

Silver minim, Corieltavi, around AD 30-60

Silver minim, Corieltavi, around AD 30-60

This tiny minim coin is the smallest type produced in the Iron Age. It measures just 1cm across and weighs 0.24g.

Gold plated stater, Dobunni, Corio, around AD 30-60

Gold plated stater, Dobunni, Corio, around AD 30-60

The Dobunni sometimes used a tree-like motif on the front of their coins.

Gold quarter stater, Atrebates, uninscribed, around 50-20 BC

Gold quarter stater, Atrebates, uninscribed, around 50-20 BC

This coin was found with many similar coins, possibly an early deposit that was disturbed by later activity at the site.

Silver unit, Corieltavi, Dumnoco Tigir Seno, around AD 30-60

Silver unit, Corieltavi, Dumnoco Tigir Seno, around AD 30-60

This is the only coin of this type found at Hallaton. This type is more commonly found in the northern Corieltavi area.

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