This project started with excavations in Lamego by the company Arqueologia & Património between 2011 and 2016, which brought hundreds of Roman coins to the surface. The goal was to catalogue all of them, interpret their straigraphic distribution and reconstruct the coin groups as they were at the time of loss. Thus, two groups were identified; one with 161 coins and another with 700; the remaining 132 coins were considered “dispersed losses”.
Analysis confirmed that the two groups date to between the late third and early fifth century. The main types identified were GLORIA EXERCITVS, VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN and FEL TEMP REPARATIO (FH3); consequently, the majority had been minted in the reign of Constantius II. The mints represented by the largest number of coins were Rome and Arelate, followed by Constantinopolis. A comparison with Late Roman series from northern Portugal showed a similar pattern.