Monday, 20 July 2020

Vale of Glamorgan hoard

In 2014 a hoard of silver coins including those issued by Roman general Mark Antony were discovered in a Welsh field more than 2,000 years after they were buried.

The 91 coins were found by a metal detector near the village of Wick, Vale of Glamorgan. They were buried in a small pot. The coins were issued by Roman rulers spanning 200 years, with the earliest dating to 31 BC. This was the last year Antony appeared on Roman coins. Each coin represents about a day’s pay, making the hoard a significant sum.
The hoard is only a mile as the crow flies from that of another second century silver hoard found at Monknash in 2000, which compromised 103 denarii. It was buried around 150AD.

The newest coins bear the image of Marcus Aurelius, who ruled 161 AD to 180 AD.

The value of the treasure is split equally between the finders and the landowner.