- The hoard was discovered
by metal detectorists in 1993 near the village of Killingholme, which is
situated on the south bank of the Humber estuary, near to the modern
Immingham docks. The find consisted of approximately 3700 Constantinian
bronze reduced Follis, mainly from mints in the Western empire and
predominately struck in the A.D. 320's and early 330's. It is likely
that the hoard was deposited c. A.D 333-334.
- Killingholme is about
10-12 miles due east-south-east of the point where the Roman road now
called 'Ermine Street' crossed the Humber estuary, with a ferry service
between modern Winteringham and Peturia (modern Brough-on-Humber). The
road was the main north-south route in eastern England.
- The find was reported
and studied by the British Museum before being returned to the finders
and released into the numismatic trade.