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Date Made/Found: 103-111 AD
Material and Medium: Silver
Place Object Found: Sheffield
Department: Archaeology
Accession Number: J1931.17
This is a silver denarius of the Emperor Trajan that was minted in Rome. It is one of five Roman coins found in January 1931 at Middlewood Quarry, Oughtibridge, near Sheffield. The coins were discovered during quarrying and were presented to the museum by the quarry owners. Roman hoards can be huge and some number thousands of coins, this one is quite small in comparison. The coins could be the remains of a purse drop whereby somebody lost their purse by accident and never found the contents. They might also be part of a larger hoard, the rest of which has been lost.
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