Portable Antiquites Scheme

Coin Hoards

With all of the attention over the past number of years with provenance on coins to curtail illegal digging and trafficking, along with issues of importing, dealers are trying harder to add as much as they can about a coin’s history of ownership. One of the best and most interesting pieces of provenance is when a coin comes to market that is part of a documented hoard. Not only do you get to own a piece of history with Coin Hoards, you also get to know exactly where it was found after being hidden for centuries. The documentation of a hoard can sometimes lead to a better understanding of rarities of a given type or ruler and can be used as a reference, such as the Reka-Devnia Hoard found in Bulgaria in 1929. It consisted of 81,044 Roman denarii, spanning from 64 to 238 AD. More recen...

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