Late 3rd Century Coin Hoard
In December 1924, the Linchmere hoard of Roman and Romano-British coins was discovered in a field, inside an earthenware vessel, within the county of West Sussex. The coins were mostly separate, apart from a few lumps consisting of two or three coins.
The entire hoard was buried in about 290 AD and consisted of 812 bronze coins of which 278 were struck at continental mints; the remaining 534 were issued by Carausius, 488 from the mint at Londinium (London) and 46 from the mint at Camulodunum (Colchester).
The earthenware vessel and coins were sent to the British Museum and kept for the National Collection. The 10 duplicate coins shown here were given to Haslemere Museum in 1925.