MHG61977 - Possible Roman Coin Hoard - Morrich, Tain


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 79 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A possible coin hoard was reported to I. Keillar c 1975-6. The information was contained in a letter from an elderly man in Nairn who wrote that as a child in Tain before the First World War, c 1906-08, he and some friends found “quite a handful” of silver coins in the sandbanks at Morrich, off Tain (approx NGR NH 85 83). He took these to his teacher who said the heads were those of Roman emperors. None of the coins survive. The site has been used as a bombing range since that date, and thus is inaccessible. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 8500 8300 (20m by 20m)
Map sheet NH88SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish TAIN

Finds (1)

  • COIN HOARD (Roman - 79 AD to 409 AD)

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