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The Antonine Wall report: being an account of excavations, etc., made under the direction of the Glasgow Archæological Society during 1890 - 93 — Glasgow, 1899

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GLASGOW ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY.

Arbroath (Forfar)

Kinnell (Forfar)

Fordoun (Kincardine-
shire) at Phesdo

Clatt (Aberdeenshire)

Aberdeen (near)

Cushnie (Aberdeen-
shire)

Inverurie (Aberdeen-
shire)
Mortlaeh (Banffshire)
Forres (co. Elgin)

Burghead (oo. Elgin)
Fortrose (Ross-shire)
Shetland Islands

Pius: gold

Pius : gold, A.D. 156
Hadrian : bronze

Valentinian : silver
Domitian : bronze
Constantius : gold

Vespasian : gold

Pius, Marcus : bronze
Titus : bronze

Nero (Greek mint)
Augustus,Nero: bronze
Vespasian : bronze

Arch. Scot. v. App. 6;

Lindsay, 267.
N.S.A. xi. 398.
Arch. Scot. v. App. 14.

Proc. v. (1862), 326.
Arch. Scot. v. App. 14.
N.S.A. xiii. 1122.

Proe. xxix. 60.

Proc. xxix. 60.

Stuart, 213, note: see

Chalmers, i. 131.
Proc. xxfv. 146.
Proc. i. (1851), 226.
Gough's Camden, iv. 549.

The following extract from Hector Boece (born circa 1465, died 1536)
shows that a hoard was found in Fife in the 15th century, but does not
enable us to identify it.

"Donaldus prater htec primus omnium Scotorum regum ut in nostris
annalibus proditum est memorije nummum argenteum aureumque signauit
una parte salutifenp erucis altera sui capitis effigie expressa quo suseeptse
a se primum inter Scotos reges Christiana? pietatis memoriam ad posteros
propagaret. Enimuero nostrates antea aut nulla pecunia signata sed eius
loco mercibus commutationis causa aut Romana aut Britannica in commerciis
utebantur. Huius rei fidem faciunt vetustissimi thesauri terra olim conditi
multis in loeis effossi pecunia referti peregrina uti nuper anno salutis
humanae undeuigesimo supra millesimum quingentesimum in Fifa haud
procul a Leuini amnis ostio quamplurimi nummi a pastoribus reperti sunt :
seneo vase conditi nonnulli aurei argentei alij. Nota quibusdam Ianus
geminus ac navis rostrum aliis Martis Veneris Mercurij alteriusve idoli
effigies: nonnullis lupa pueros Romulum Remumque vberibus lactans
omnibus uero alteri laterum Romani principis figura subscriptione adiecta
aut sequentes characteres iropressi S.P.Q. R. Est & in Morauia marino
littore inter vetustissima? arcis ruinas marmoreum vas cui anseris duobus
cum anguibus decertantis effigies mira arte insculpta haud dissimili pecunia
refertum anno Christi millesimo quadringentesimo sexagesimo a pastoribus
inuentum. Fuit idem lapis uti a fide dignis accepimus haud minus quam
nummi diutius spectantibus aclmiratione argumentuni apud nostros maiores
Romante pecuniae aliquando fuisse usum."—Hector Boece's "Scotorum
Historise," ed. 1574, f° 86 verso—near end of Liber v.

The coins with the ship's beak may be of Republican issue and, in this
case, the hoard may be one of Imperial denarii from Nero onwards, with
which the Republican issues, e.g., of Antony, are often found.
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