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RM7 - Crispus, as Caesar (A.D. 317-326), Bronze Follis, 3.56g., 20mm, London mint,  A.D. 323-324, laureate bust right,  IVL CRISPVS NOB C, rev., laurel wreath enclosing VOT X in two lines, CAESVRVM NOSTRORVM, PLONυ in exergue (RIC 291), good very fine. $115

Ex Killingholme Hoard

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.


The Killingholme area in Late Roman times.