Recent discoveries of Tetrarchic hoards and their wider context (awarded 2021)

Forming part of the British Museum’s research publication series, Recent discoveries of Tetrarchic hoards from Britain and their wider context, edited by Eleanor Ghey and Andrew Woods, will publish two Tetrarchic period coin hoards recently catalogued at the Museum; the Wold Newton, Yorkshire hoard (now York Museums Trust) and the Rauceby, Lincolnshire hoard. Papers from a 2019 workshop provide wider contextual discussion and comparisons with continental hoards. Tetrarchic hoards are an important category of hoard from Britain, containing coins from a brief time during which Roman coinage was minted in London. Rauceby and Wold Newton are the two largest hoards of this period found in modern times and are highly important for the study of this mint. The volume will also publish the archaeological excavation of the Rauceby hoard findspot as well as a revised catalogue of the Fyfield, Oxfordshire hoard and an interim report on the Sully II hoard. Overall, the publication will demonstrate the historical importance of these hoards and will provide insight into the wider social, economic and political background of the production and use of the coins. Support from the Roman Research Trust allows the British Museum to proceed with publishing this volume to a high standard.