On the 22nd of March 1970, a hoard of choice Constantinian Roman bronze coins was found in a field adjoining the Fosse Way, near Bourton-on-the-Water. The locals called the area the ‘Money Ground’ because so many Roman coins were found there over the years. This time they found the ultimate source, what had been an original sack of coins hidden almost 1,700 years ago. Correctly, the hoard was handed in and declared as Treasure Trove. I am thankful to David W. Burge for his excellent article about this hoard, in the Numismatic Chronicle of 1973. It tells you everything you would want to know about the hoard. There were 3,292 coins, all bronze, of which 1,802 were struck in London.
We are always being asked for Roman coins struck in Britain and we answer, the only coins you can be sure of, will have the London Mint Mark, which is usually ‘PLN’. That means they were struck in this country and in London. When Mr. Burge wrote about the hoard, some 47 years ago, he made the remark that ‘Many of the smaller module pieces from the mints Londinium (London) and Treveri are almost Mint State’.
Remember, this is a bronze coin struck 1,700 years ago and in incredible condition. This hoard was legally found and declared, so that we can now legitimately offer you these superb condition Roman coins struck in London. Unlike the recent hoard of Hammered Silver Pennies that the finders went to jail for not declaring, these coins are legal to own. Coincraft do not deal in undeclared hoards! The law is fair on a treasure trove and we obey the law.
Even if you don’t collect ancient coins, this is SOMETHING SPECIAL. This is a Roman coin struck in London, England, in choice condition and from a known and declared hoard. Each coin comes with a certificate of authenticity clearly stating the coin is real, who struck it and that it comes from the Money Ground Hoard. This is one offer you should not miss! We think that this piece is very special and we are proud to be able to offer it. We have two different Emperor coins available, Constantine the Great 307-337 AD and Licinius 308-324. Here we present the Constantine London Treasure Coin.