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Fort Augustus

Coin Hoard (Roman)

Site Name Fort Augustus

Classification Coin Hoard (Roman)

Canmore ID 12206

Site Number NH30NE 4

NGR NH 381 091

NGR Description NH c. 381 091

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Boleskine And Abertarff
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NH30NE 4 c. 381 091.

(Area: NH 381091) "A letter from an officer at Perth, dated May 2, says "Last week I was out with a command to Fort Augustus, where some part of the fortifications are repairing. Whilst there, some labourers in digging a trench, found an earthen urn, of a blue colour, with about 300 pieces of coin, of mixed metal, some a little larger than our halfpence, and the others the size of farthings. They appear to me to be all of the Emperor Dioclesian".

Scots Magazine 1767

"It seems very unlikely that all three hundred coins can have belonged to one emperor, and the account of the sizes is not very satisfactory. Still, there seems to be no sufficient reason for declining to accept the substantial accuracy of the story".

G Macdonald 1918

There is no knowledge of this find at St.Benedict's Abbey, formerly Fort Augustus (See NH30NE 6.)

Visited by OS (N K B) 28 April 1964.

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