Frome Hoard

Description
During the Roman period money became part of everyday life for the first time. This hoard of 52,503 Roman coins was found buried in a pot near Frome. It is the largest such hoard ever found in a single container in Britain and weighs 160 kg. The hoard would have been difficult to recover after burial which has led to the suggestion that it was intended as a religious offering. It was buried in about AD 290.
Accession Loan No.
TTNCM : 38/2010
Collection Class
Roman
Common Name
Frome Hoard
Simple Name
hoard
Period Classification
Roman (AD 43-410)
Production Date
290
Material
metal, copper alloy
Collection Town
Frome
Collection County
Somerset
Collection Country
England
Collection Continent
Europe

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