Saturday, 9 July 2022

The Didcot Hoard

The hoard was found by metal detectorist Bill Darley in 1995, near the Oxfordshire town of Didcot.

This incredible hoard consists of 126 aurei, a massive sum. The hoard was equivalent to over 10 years salary for a Roman legionary of the time. (300 denarii per year from the time of Domitian)

The coins date from AD 54 to 160. The first coins were issued under Claudius while the latest coin in the hoard dates to the final year of the reign of Antoninus Pius.