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Roman and Romano-Alexandrian coins

Roman and Romano-Alexandrian coins found in the vicinity of Low Borrow Bridge Roman Fort near Tebay, Cumbria.

The coins were recently donated to Penrith Museum by the great granddaughter of James Day, who was a Railway Engineer on the stretch of the Lancaster to Carlisle Railway, which runs through the upper Lune Gorge and over Shap Fell.

They were found by workmen operating in the area adjacent to the Roman Fort at Low Borrow Bridge.

The coins consist of fourteen Constantinian issues of the AD 330s, which, because of the homogeneity of the wear and general condition almost certainly constitute the whole or part of a savings-hoard; the remainder are all aes-issues from the mint at Rome or the city-mint at Alexandria. Some of these may safely be regarded as casual losses of the Roman period.

Museum admission and opening hours:

The museum is open all year and admission is free. The museum's opening hours are the same as Penrith Tourist Information Centre.

Loan, donate or bequeath to Penrith and Eden Museum

The Museum the curators will only be to happy to receive any objects you wish to loan, donate or bequeath to the museum.

Museum Curators

Penrith and Eden Museum curators are available to answer questions concerning the museum and its collections:

  • Contact: The Curators
  • Email: museum@eden.gov.uk
  • Telephone: 01768 865105
  • Address: Penrith and Eden Museum, Robinson School, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7PT
Photo of roman coin donated to Penrith Museum
Photo of selection of roman coin at Penrith Musuem