Warwickshire in 100 Objects: Roman Coin Hoard
Known as the ‘Second South Warwickshire Hoard’, this collection of 440 Roman silver denarii coins buried inside a ceramic pot was uncovered in 2015 at a site on the Edge Hill. Buried over 1900 years ago, the coins range in date from 147 BC to AD 70. It is the second hoard of denarii to be uncovered at the same site.
This hoard is extremely rare as it contains coins minted by all four rulers during the civil war period of AD 69, known as ‘the year of the four emperors’.
In 2019, the people of Warwickshire supported the museum in fundraising to secure the hoard and make sure it stays in Warwickshire.