Hoards from Wiltshire

The Finds Liaison Officer for Wiltshire documents some of the incredible hoards discovered in the county.

Author: Richard Henry

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781398100756

Category: Photography

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The Finds Liaison Officer for Wiltshire documents some of the incredible hoards discovered in the county.
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Iron Age and Roman Coin Hoards in Britain

Wiltshire Archaeology Magazine 90, 42–54. Moorhead, S. (2009) Three Roman coin hoards from Wiltshire terminating in coins of Probus (AD 276–82). Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine 102, 150–9.

Author: Roger Bland

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781785708565

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

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More coin hoards have been recorded from Roman Britain than from any other province of the Empire. This comprehensive and lavishly illustrated volume provides a survey of over 3260 hoards of Iron Age and Roman coins found in England and Wales with a detailed analysis and discussion. Theories of hoarding and deposition and examined, national and regional patterns in the landscape settings of coin hoards presented, together with an analysis of those hoards whose findspots were surveyed and of those hoards found in archaeological excavations. It also includes an unprecedented examination of the containers in which coin hoards were buried and the objects found with them. The patterns of hoarding in Britain from the late 2nd century BC to the 5th century AD are discussed. The volume also provides a survey of Britain in the 3rd century AD, as a peak of over 700 hoards are known from the period from AD 253–296. This has been a particular focus of the project which has been a collaborative research venture between the University of Leicester and the British Museum funded by the AHRC. The aim has been to understand the reasons behind the burial and non-recovery of these finds. A comprehensive online database (https://finds.org.uk/database) underpins the project, which also undertook a comprehensive GIS analysis of all the hoards and field surveys of a sample of them.
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Objects of the Past in the Past Investigating the Significance of Earlier Artefacts in Later Contexts

Assessing Bronze Age 'multi-period' hoards from northern England, Scotland and Wales Figure 2.1: Frequency of ... 3 Connecting with the past: Earliest Iron Age multi-period hoards in Wessex Figure 3.1: Melksham Hoard (Wiltshire).

Author: Matthew G. Knight

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781789692495

Category: Social Science

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How did past communities view, understand and communicate their pasts? And how can we, as archaeologists, understand this? This volume brings together a range of case studies in which objects of the past were encountered and reappropriated.
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The Cunetio and Normanby Hoards

However, since work started on the Cunetio hoard, cast forgeries similar to those of group E have been observed in the following hoards: Aldbourne, Wiltshire (buried 274+, eight specimens); Coleby, Lincolnshire (c.

Author: Roger Bland

Publisher: Spink Books

ISBN: 9781912667338

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

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The Cunetio and Normanby hoards are the two of the largest Roman coin hoards from Britain. They both comprise mostly ‘radiate’ coins struck in the second half of the 3rd century and are the most important catalogues for people identifying radiate coins in Britain dating from AD 253 to AD 275. The Cunetio hoard was originally published as a single volume, The Cunetio Treasure by EM Besly and RF Bland (British Museum Press, 1983); the Normanby hoard was published along with several other hoards in The Normanby Hoard and other Roman coin hoards: Coin Hoards from Roman Britain VIII edited by RF Bland and AM Burnett (British Museum Press, 1988). This edition provides the two hoards in one volume with a note on more recent work on the radiate coinage of AD 253-96 and notes to aid identification by Sam Moorhead.
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Dress and Society

All four hoards contained quoit-headed pins and all four are among the five hoards that contain (the same) five object ... In the case of the Wylye hoard, Wiltshire, the pin and finger-rings were found in separate deposits a few metres ...

Author: T. F. Martin

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ISBN: 9781785703188

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

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While traditional studies of dress and jewellery have tended to focus purely on reconstruction or descriptions of style, chronology and typology, the social context of costume is now a major research area in archaeology. This refocusing is largely a result of the close relationship between dress and three currently popular topics: identity, bodies and material culture. Not only does dress constitute an important means by which people integrate and segregate to form group identities, but interactions between objects and bodies, quintessentially illustrated by dress, can also form the basis of much wider symbolic systems. Consequently, archaeological understandings of clothing shed light on some of the fundamental aspects of society, hence our intentionally unconditional title. Dress and Society illustrates the range of current archaeological approaches to dress using a number of case studies drawn from prehistoric to post-medieval Europe. Individually, each chapter makes a strong contribution in its own field whether through the discussion of new evidence or new approaches to classic material. Presenting the eight papers together creates a strong argument for a theoretically informed and integrated approach to dress as a specific category of archaeological evidence, emphasising that the study of dress not only draws openly on other disciplines, but is also a sub-discipline in its own right. However, rather than delimiting dress to a specialist area of research we seek to promote it as fundamental to any holistic archaeological understanding of past societies.
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Beacons in the Landscape

Hoards go well back into prehistory, those of gold and bronze increasing in quantity and intensity during the late ... gold torcs and other items were discovered, and the Cunetio hoard from Wiltshire included nearly 60,000 low-value ...

Author: Ian Brown

Publisher: Windgather Press

ISBN: 9781909686274

Category: Social Science

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Of all Britain's great archaeological monuments the Iron Age hillforts have arguably had the most profound impact on the landscape, if only because there are so many; yet we know very little about them. Were they recognised as being something special by those who created them or is the 'hillfort' purely an archaeologists' 'construct'? How were they constructed, who lived in them and to what uses were they put? This book, which is richly illustrated with photography of sites throughout England and Wales, addresses these and many other questions. After discussing the difficult issue of definition and the great excavations on which our knowledge is based, Ian Brown investigates in turn hillforts' origins, their architecture, and the role they played in Iron Age society. He also discusses the latest theories about their location, social significance and chronology. The book provides a valuable synthesis of the rich vein of research carried out in Britain on hillforts over the last thirty years. Hillforts' great variability poses many problems, and this book should help guide both the specialist and non-specialist alike though the complex literature. Furthermore, it has an important conservation objective. Land use in the modern era has not been kind to these monuments, with a significant number either disfigured or lost. Public consciousness of their importance needs raising if their management is to be improved and their future assured.
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Hoards

Timeline Beaker period 2500-2000 BC Amesbury Archer , Wiltshire ( 2400-2200 BC ) Early Bronze Age 2200-1500 BC Middle Bronze Age 1500-1100 BC Towednack hoard , Cornwall ( 1300-1150 BC ) Beginning of deposits at Flag Fen and Must Farm ...

Author: Eleanor Ghey

Publisher: British museum Press

ISBN: UCLA:L0106693278

Category: History

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An investigation into the most interesting and bountiful hoards from every era, examining the finds themselves and the motives of the people who abandoned them.
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The Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine

There are also large hoards with a significant number of Valentinianic coins from the south - west region , Shapwick ... London , 345–355 MOORHEAD , T.S.N. , forthcoming “ The All Cannings Hoard , Wiltshire ' , in Coin Hoards from Roman ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105021741322

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Mints and Money in Medieval England

'Two Wiltshire coin-hoards ofthe time of Stephen', Wiltshire Archaeological Magazine 64, 65—70. Blunt, C. E., ElmoreJones, F. and Robinson, P. H., 1968. 'On some hoards ofthe time ofStephen', EN] 57, 55—42Blunt, C. E. and Lyon, ...

Author: Martin Allen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107379060

Category: History

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Money could be as essential to everyday life in medieval England as it is today, but who made the coinage, how was it used and why is it important? This definitive study charts the development of coin production from the small workshops of Anglo-Saxon and Norman England to the centralised factory mints of the late Middle Ages, the largest being in the Tower of London. Martin Allen investigates the working lives of the people employed in the mints in unprecedented detail and places the mints in the context of medieval England's commerce and government, showing the king's vital interest in the production of coinage, the maintenance of its quality and his mint revenue. This unique source of reference also offers the first full history of the official exchanges in the City of London regulating foreign exchange and an in-depth analysis of the changing size and composition of medieval England's coinage.
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