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Roman Coins from Folkestone.
by Ken Fisher.

An important addition to our knowledge of Folkestone in Roman times has recently been made by two local men, Mr John Gower and Mr Philip Dunn. Their careful examination of the disturbed topsoil on Sugar Loaf Hill, between January 1972 and April, 1973 revealed a total of 14 coins, mostly from the highest part of the hill. These have been examined by Mr. E. W. Tilley of Gravesend who has very kindly provided the following information.

This group of coins forms a very interesting collection with the high proportion of first and second century coins and the lack of third century coins being particularly noteworthy.

No. EMPEROR Date Obverse Reverse Notes
1 Eppillus of Kent (A.E.) circa AD 10-25 EPPIL. Above a bull to the right. Below COF. Eagle with expanded wings standing to the left with head turned to right. Ring ornament on either side. Mack:"The Coinage of Ancient Britain" Number 310.
2 Claudius (As imitation) circa AD 43+ Head, bare, I.
(TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P)
Minerva advancing right hurling javelin and holding shield. In field s.c. cf. RIC 1 Number 06.
3 Claudius (As) AD 43-54 Head, bare, 1.
(TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG PM TR P IMP P P)
Minerva advancing right hurling javelin and holding shield. In field s.c. cf. RIC 1 Number 66.
4 Claudius (As) AD 43-54 Head, bare, 1.
(TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P)
Minerva advancing right hurling javelin and holding shield. In field s.c. RIC 1 Nnumber 66.
5 Nero (As) AD 54-68 NERO CLAUD CAESAR AUG GER P M TR P IMP P P Head, laureate, r. s.c. Victory advancing left, holds in right hand buckler inscribed S.P.Q.R. RIC 1 Number 319 (AD 64-6)
6 Vespasian (As) AD 69-79 Possibly Obv. (IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS VIII P P). Head, laureate, r. s.c. Victory standing left holding shield inscribed S.P.Q.R. (AD 77-78)
7 Domitian (Sestertius) AD 81-96 Illegible Illegible
8 Trajan (Dupondius) AD 98-117 Illegible. Head, radiate, r. Illegible. Victory standing right, inscribing shield.
9 Hadrian (Dupondius) AD 117-138 Illegible. Bust, radiate, r. (MONETA) AVGUSTI s.c. Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae. (AD 121-122)
10 Sabina (wife of (Hadrian (Sestertius) AD 118-135 SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P Bust, diademed and draped r., hair dressed on nape of neck. CONCORDIA AVG. Concordia seated 1., holding patera and sceptre. s.c. in ex.
11 Antoninus Plus (As) AD 138-160 )VS AVG PIVS( Head, laureate, r. FELICITAS AVG. s.c. Felicitas standing, holding caduceus and olive branch.
12 Marcus Aurelius (Sestertius) AD 161-180 Head, laureate, r. Inscription illegible. Roma seated, 1. Inscription illegible.
13 Urbs Roma AD 330-337 VRBS ROMA. Bust of Roma, 1., helmeted and wearing imperial mantle. Wolf and twins, 1., above, two stars. M. mk TRP (Treveri) L.R.B.C., I. 76
14 Urbs Roma AD 330-337 VRBS ROMA. Bust of Roma, 1., helmeted and wearing imperial mantle. Wolf and twins, 1., above, two stars. M. mk. SCONST (Arelate) L.R.B.C., I. 360 (AD 330-335)
 
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