1st cent aureus from 4th cent level at Vindolanda

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ficino
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1st cent aureus from 4th cent level at Vindolanda

Post by ficino » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:49 pm

The first gold coin found at Vindolanda, site of a Roman garrison in n. Britain, was minted during the time of Nero. It was found, however, in the 4th-century CE level of the site. In circulation for 300 years!

http://www.vindolanda.com/_blog/press-r ... indolanda/

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Re: 1st cent aureus from 4th cent level at Vindolanda

Post by andrewcriddle » Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:24 am

ficino wrote:The first gold coin found at Vindolanda, site of a Roman garrison in n. Britain, was minted during the time of Nero. It was found, however, in the 4th-century CE level of the site. In circulation for 300 years!

http://www.vindolanda.com/_blog/press-r ... indolanda/
High value coins stay in use longer than low value coins.
For dating a site one should prefer the dates of the copper coinage.

Andrew Criddle

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