Just added a hoard coin!

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Orfew, Jul 2, 2020.

  1. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    I received an email from Silbury coins as I am a repeat customer. The email advertised the hoard described below. See their website for more on the hoard. It is a good read.

    I saw this coin and bought it immediately. It is not a rare coin and that is a rarity for me LOL. Even tough it is a very common type the hoard provenance made it very desirable to me. I like coins with stories. Plus I did not have one of this type. In addition the portrait spoke to me, I find it quite attractive.

    Please post your coins from hoards or known find spots.

    “This coin is part of the Westbury Sub Mendip hoard of 188 Roman silver denari, found during 2016 by a metal detectorist, the hoard was subject of an archaeological excavation and was declared Treasure under The Treasure Act. With no museum wishing to acquire the coins they were returned to the finder and made available to private collectors by us.”

    Domitian as Caesar AR Denarius 80-81 CE
    (18mm 3.06g)
    Obv: Head laureate right; CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII
    Rev: Minerva advancing right with spear and shield; PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS
    RIC 268 [TITUS]
    This coin is part of the Westbury Sub Mendip hoard of 188 Roman silver denari, found during 2016 by a metal detectorist.
    Purchased July 1 2020 from Silbury Coins

    Domitian RIC 268 [Titus].jpg
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  3. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter I dig ancient coins...

    That's pretty cool. Great provenance.
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  4. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Nice looking @Orfew .... You can't get better provenence than knowing where the coin was dug up from...I remember reading about this find a couple of years back, what an amazing 'ping' for the guy!...There were some nice coins in the hoard this one included....I collect AP coins and I've been looking at couple from this find..
    Congrats on another cool coin to add to your impressive collection.....Paul
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  5. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark standing on the shoulders of giants Dealer

    Over the years I have had coins from quite a few different hoards, I currently have several from the Bishop's Wood hoard of 1895. These I leave in the slab.


    They were discovered in a jar along an old wall in England by workers building a road. It totaled 17,550 coins, mostly Constantinian. It seems that the hoard was likely newly imported into England, as none of the coins are from London, rather all are from mainly Trier, Lyons and Arles. The hoard was probably meant to be used to pay troops in the area.


    Through the years the hoard was scattered and many examples were given to museums. In 2010, Baldwins auctioned off the remaining 1,661 coins along with the repaired jar that had stayed with the original landowner.

    these coins still fairly frequently turn up for sale.

    The hoard was written about in the 1896 Numismatic Chronicle-- link below

    https://books.google.com/books?id=QPEEAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA3-PA209&lpg=RA3-PA209&dq=Bishop's+Wood+Hoard&source=bl&ots=HCIsdJUweU&sig=EPE02P2em2CdqnEJNz9bJbVa-DI&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjV5eH8_-3cAhXq7YMKHVVbAdE4ChDoATAJegQIAxAB#v=onepage&q=Bishop's Wood Hoard&f=false
  6. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Quintillus 2.jpg
    AE Follis
    OBVERSE: IMP CM AVR CL QVINTILLVS AVG , radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right
    REVERSE: MARTI PACIL, Mars walking left, holding olive branch, reversed spear and shield. X in left field
    Struck at Rome, 270 AD
    2.8g, 19mm
    RIC V-1 Rome 25 corr
    Llanedeyrn Hoard
    Crispus 6 aa.jpg
    AE Follis
    OBVERSE: CRISPVS NOB CAES, laureate, cuirassed bust right
    REVERSE: SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI, Sol standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding globe and raising right hand. Crescent in left field. Mintmark PLN. Toone 194; Bourton-on-the-Water hoard 1464-1466
    Struck at London 318 AD
    3.2, 21mm
    RIC VII 144
  7. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Very nice, Orfew, and what a remarkable portrait!

    I just went to your Vcoins store because I thought I might like to buy one but they're all spoken for :(.
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  8. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark standing on the shoulders of giants Dealer

    Sometimes coins rotate in and out of my collection. I think there are some slabbed ones on eBay.
  9. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    @TIF, one 19th century hoard from which plenty of coins are still available is the 1887 East Harptree Hoard, which was found 16 miles southwest of Bath, and contained approximately 1,500 Roman coins. 53 different coins from that hoard are curently for sale on VCoins. I bought this one a couple of years ago:

    Valens, AR Siliqua, 364-367, Rome Mint. Obv. DN VALEN-S PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / Rev. VOT- V- MV•LT- X in four lines within wreath. In exergue: Mintmark RB. RIC IX Rome 10c (p. 118), RSC V 91(h) (ill.), Sear RCV V 19687. 17 mm., 2.00 g. From 1887 East Harptree hoard.

    Siliqua - Valens - jpg version.jpg

    This coin was found along with a number of others in Wiltshire in 2014 (I don't know exactly where) by someone who was metal detecting; I bought it from the finder:

    Constantine I, Billon reduced Centenionalis, Trier Mint 330-331 AD. Obv. VRBS ROMA, helmeted bust of Roma left/ Rev. She-wolf stg. left suckling twins (Romulus & Remus), 2 stars above; TRP• [Trier, First officina] in exergue. RIC VII 529, Sear RCV IV 16487. 17 mm., 2.4 g. (Found by metal detecting in Wiltshire, England, 2014).

    Constantine I Vrbs Roma Obverse.jpg

    Constantine I Vrbs Roma Reverse.jpg
  10. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    Thanks Paul. I saw those AP coins. They are quite nice.
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  11. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    Thanks @TIF I hope you find another nice hoard coin for your collection.
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  12. Limes

    Limes Supporter! Supporter

    Nice catch @Orfew ! I dont have a hoard coin, as far as I am award...
  13. John Conduitt

    John Conduitt Well-Known Member

    I got one from the same hoard. I don't think they'd even finished publishing them properly :facepalm:. Now I have a fair few London mint Roman coins I'm getting into hoard coins from other emperors. Not as pretty as yours (and with 12 years more wear ;)) but my only Galba (RIC#167, I believe):
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  14. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    @John Conduitt

    That is a nice one. I saw that one in the sold list. Yes the coin is worn but that portrait is full of character and the reverse has clear lettering. I would take that coin anyday over an ef without the nice portrait or clear lettering or with other problems.

    That coin was well bought imho.
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  15. ernstk

    ernstk Active Member

    I also ordered one coin from this hoard back in July 9 but the tracking is showing 'The item has left england' and has not been updated since July 10. Is that normal? I am worried the coin is lost or stolen. How long usually takes to get to Canada from england?
  16. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    I expect it may take as long as 2 months if there are still COVID delays. Usually, the wait time is no longer than 2 weeks or so. Do not worry about it until the first week of September. If it arrives before hand that would be great. I am hoping mine will get to me before the end of August.
  17. ernstk

    ernstk Active Member

    I got mine today. Nice coins. wsm09.jpg


    Feel so good to have these in hand knowing they were used 1900 years ago!
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  18. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Supporter! Supporter

    Yes - their verified age is the real provenance..
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  19. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    Nice coins. I am glad they arrived safe and sound. Mine arrived 2 days ago.
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  20. ernstk

    ernstk Active Member

    on vespasian coin what is that standing diety called?
  21. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark standing on the shoulders of giants Dealer

    IOVIS is Jupiter.
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