Roman coin hoard

These coins are from a hoard found in the Luce Sands area in 1998.  Wigtownshire during the Roman period was not a coin using society and hoards of small denomination copper coins may have been kept to melt down for jewellery.  Luce Sands could have been functioned a a beach market, attracting local traders and Romano-British merchants from Cumbria and north-west England.   A mixed collection of 197 Roman coins (a small selection is shown here) covering the period from around 268AD to the late 4th century.  The coins are very worn and most are unidentifiable small denomination issues dating to the fourth century.
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WIWMS 2001.16
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Dumfries & Galloway Council
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