Roger Bland gave a lecture on Roman Coins From Rivers and Wells in Britain: Hoards or Gifts for the Gods? to the BAHS via Zoom on 27th October 2020. Roger has kindly allowed the BAHS to make the recording available below.
This is a new recording of the lecture as Roger was not happy with the recording quality on the night.
The description of Roger’s lecture is:
- Among the 3,300 coin hoards known from Britain, there is an interesting group of finds that come from rivers and wells, such as the more 12,000 coins found when the baths at Roman Bath were drained in the 1970s, seen here. Other large groups are known from the river Thames at London Bridge, the Tees and Hadrian’s Wall.
- Why were these groups of coins deposited in these watery places and are they hoards? The talk will look at this intriguing group of coins as a case study of research into the huge number of Roman coin hoards known from Britain.