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10.05.2021

Upchurch Hoard

Upchurch Treasure was a pot containing thirty-seven Roman sesterces dating from the late 1st century to the second half of the 2nd century AD is near the village of Upchurch, Kent, England, in 1950.

The Upchurch hoard is a hoard of shabby coins that were found near Upchurch in the county of Kent, England. In the winter of 1950, a pot containing thirty-seven Roman sestercii dating from the late 1st century to the second half of the 2nd century AD was found in an area known as the Slay Hill Saltings or Swamps northwest of Upchurch. All of the coins were riddled with wear, indicating a long period of use, with the most recent Divine Aurelius and Faustina II coins in very good condition and the Domitian and Trajan coins in fine condition, although some had corrosion and others had good surfaces. Judging by this, as well as by the pot, which is a hollow Olla typical of the area, the hoard was probably hidden sometime in the early third century. Seventeen of the original thirty-seven coins are now missing; the remaining twenty are as follows (all sesterces): Domitian 1, Trajan 3, Hadrian 8, Antoninus Pius 2, Elder Faustina 1, Marcus Aurelius 3, God Aurelius 1, Faustina II: 1.

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