Roman Coins and Trade

Roman coins have been found all over Scotland and give some indication as to where the Romans traded and lived. Most coins in Britain were produced in Rome itself. Click the square brackets to get a large map.

A map of Roman mints in Europe is below

The map below shows coins found relative to roads, forts, and hills. Coins could be a Roman activity or trade with local people.

coins, roads and forts – data from Canmore and map from NLS

Maps and spreadsheet of coins by period with dates and emperor


In Ireland, a number of coins have been found and it is useful to compare what was a trading distribution with that of Scotland. The University of Chicago has a list of coins, dates, and a map of Ancient Rome and Ireland.

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