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Aberdeen, 'skene Road'

Findspot, Coin Hoard

Site Name Aberdeen, 'skene Road'

Classification Findspot, Coin Hoard

Canmore ID 19325

Site Number NJ80NE 29

NGR NJ 89 05

NGR Description NJ c. 89 05

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Aberdeen, City Of
  • Parish Aberdeen
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District City Of Aberdeen
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ80NE 29 c. 89 05.

In 1858 some labourers dug up, on the Skene Road near Aberdeen, a red earthenware vessel containing a coin hoard, among which were three billon placks of 1589, minted in Edinburgh. (Presumably Lindsay is alluding to Queen's Road - NJ 8905 - which leaves Aberdeen for Skene, rather than Skene Street - NJ 9306 - in the centre of Aberdeen.)

J Lindsay 1845.

The present whereabouts of the coins from this 17th-century hoard are not known, but the likely findspot is probably close to the mill-dam that lay about 120m SW of the Mill of Maidencraig (NJ80NE 18). The dam is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Aberdeenshire, 1869, sheet lxxv).

Information from RCAHMS (JRS) 4 June 2003.

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