Constantine I Ae Follis. London Mint. EX BOURTON ON THE WATER HOARD

Item Description

C. 314 AD

Reverse: SOLI INVICTO COMTI, Sol standing left holding globe, SF in field, PLN in ex.

Centrally struck with a dark tone, good surfaces and detail.

Ref: RIC 10

Provenance: Ex Bourton on the Water Hoard. Ex Huddersfield Collection, 1979.

Weight: 3.60g

Size: 22mm

On 22nd March 1970, a large hoard of Roman bronze follis of the Constantinian period was discovered, in a field adjoining the Fosse Way with the aid of a metal-detector, just south of the village of Bourton-on-the-water, nestled in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England, on a site known to locals as the ‘Money Ground’ due to considerable number of Roman coins had been found over past years. The main part of the hoard consisted of a mass of coins, spherical in shape, totalling 2,707 pieces, concealed beneath flat stones, 45cm below ground level. The shape suggested that the hoard had been buried in a bag.



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