Findspot - Roman coin hoard

Description of this historic site

Findspot - a hoard of coins dating to the Roman period found to the east of Ennersdale Road, Coleshill.

Notes about this historic site

1 A hoard discovered by workmen in Ennersdale Close in 1939. The coins were in an earthenware jar of late Roman type, already smashed before its discovery. The finds were purchased by Birmingham Museum. The hoard consisted of c 3,250 bronze coins of which 1,900 are third brass coins; the rest are folles and centenionales. About 50 were unidentifiable. 640 of the coins were identified and date from AD 310 to 353.
2 The coins were found at the above grid reference during drainage operations and are now in Birmingham Museum.

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