COIN

Unique ID: BH-642FA1

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A worn and corroded copper-alloy as of Antoninus Pius; BRITANNIA COS IIII S C reverse type; minted at Rome in AD 154–155; RIC no. 934. Measures 24.7mm in diameter, 3mm thick and weighs 7.59g.

Notes:

This is a 'Coin of British Association' struck in Rome exclusively for use in Britain (Walker, Bath, pp. 297-8)

Class: As

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: AD 154
Date to: AD 155

Dimensions and weight

Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 7.59 g
Diameter: 24.7 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 13th March 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: MS Laura Laakso - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: MS Laura Laakso - [view all attributed records]
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead - [ view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 08/16 - 2

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: As [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Ruler/issuer: Antoninus Pius [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161] [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Mint or issue place: Rome (Italy) [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Obverse description: Laureate head right.
Obverse inscription: [ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XVIII]
Reverse description: Britannia seated left on rock, head propped on right hand, left hand on rock; round shield and eagle-tipped sceptre to left.
Reverse inscription: [BRITANNIA] COS IIII
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Reverse mintmark: SC

Coin references

  • RIC : III p. 142, no. 930
A resized image of Roman coin: Dupondius of Antoninus Pius

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Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern
County: Cambridgeshire
District: South Cambridgeshire
To be known as: Royston

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]

References cited

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Created: Friday 4th April 2008
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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