Saturday, August 22, 2020

Roman Coins found near Donaghadee, 1851

James Carruthers (1784–1860) was a Longford-born and Belfast-raised historian / archaeologist / antiquarian who was part of a group who found a trove of Viking coins near Scrabo in 1855. Here he is again, this time with Roman coins which had been found near Donaghadee in 1851 at 'Loughey' which must be 'Killaughey'. First century Roman activity on the east of County Down is another evidence supporting the Patrick origin scholarship.

• Article is on JSTOR here.
• A biography of Carruthers is online here.