Roman Coins found in Scotland

George MacDonald (Author)

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A detailed inventory of all the discoveries in Scotland is presented. The first phase of Roman occupation which opened in 80 A.D., did not come to an end with Agricola's own recall in 84. It lasted up to and beyond the accession of Trajan in 98 A.D., possibly even until after that emperor's death in 117. During this period, however, the Forth and Clyde isthmus was garrisoned only for a short time, the Roman hold over the country being maintained by a longitudinal line or lines of forts stretching north to Inchtuthil. Everything that has come to light since 1899 has gone to confirm the soundness of the inference then drawn by Professor Haverfield as to the duration of the period whose beginning is associated\r\nwith the erection of the Forth and Clyde Wall about 142 A.D. It is clear that southern Scotland was abandoned by the Romans early in the reign of Commodus'”that is, soon after 180. When Severus invaded the country in 207 A.D., he transported his\r\ntroops by sea, making his headquarters at Cramond. His expedition was mainly directed against the tribes that occupied what are now the counties of Fife, Forfar, Kincardine, and Aberdeen. Its influence was transitory, and can hardly have\r\nlasted much beyond 211, when the emperor died on the eve of a' second campaign.


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MacDonald, G. (1918). Roman Coins found in Scotland. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 52, 203–276.

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