Chalgrove II Hoard by Unknown Artist

4,957 coins in a pot including coins of the Central Empire between AD 251 - 280s, the Gallic Emperors between AD260-274 and a group of 363 irregular coins.


Details

Medium:
Silver & copper alloy
Art Fund grant:
£20,000 ( Total: £40,000)
Acquired in:
2004
Vendor:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The most striking discovery was the coin of Domitianus II, an ephemeral emperor who ruled for a couple of weeks in Gaul when it, together with Britain and Iberian peninsula formed part of the breakaway Gallic Empire.

Provenance

Discovered by a metal detector user in Chalgrove, Oxfordshire.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

Entry details

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