The Spatial Distribution of Coins within the Plough Zone Horizon – Mike Cuddeford

This article was recently published in “Cæsaromagus”, the Journal of the Essex Numismatic Society, and is reproduced here by kind permission of the author. It should prove of interest to archaeologists and detectorists as well as numismatists.

4 thoughts on “The Spatial Distribution of Coins within the Plough Zone Horizon – Mike Cuddeford

  1. This article was really interesting. What, to me, could be a fairly complicated subject was explained very simply and clearly with excellent conclusions.

  2. A very interesting article Mike, thanks for publishing it here. It tends to confirm my opinion that for most scattered hoards we are never going to be quite sure that we have the whole thing, however long and carefully it’s searched for.

  3. Thank you for this interesting article, Mike. I’m currently working on a reassessment of Snettisham Hoard C as part of my potin hoards project and what you say here is very useful and relevant. The article amply demonstrates that we can never be sure a plough-scattered hoard has been recovered in its entirety. I also noted the spread of coins along the line of cultivation when assisting with excavation at the site of the Thurnham potin hoard.

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