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COIN

Unique ID: BH-716714

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated

A very worn copper-alloy Roman coin. The size of the coin indicates that this is probably an as, while the obverse image bears some resemblance to Commodus (Augustus AD 180-192). The reverse image appears to show a figure standing right, placing something on a column. RIC no. 588 for Commodus (APOL PALAT P M TR P XVI COS VI S C), an as minted at Rome in AD 191, provides a possible match for this coin. It measures 28.4mm in diameter, 3.1mm thick and weighs 10.8g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Exactly AD 180
Date to: Exactly AD 192

Dimensions and weight

Thickness: 3.1 mm
Weight: 10.8 g
Diameter: 28.4 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 28th August 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 11/144 - 6

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: Commodus [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Reece period: Period 9 [180-193] [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: Illegible.
Reverse description: possibly: (Apollo standing facing, head right, holding plectrum and placing lyre on column)
Reverse inscription: [APOL PALAT P M TR P XVI COS VI S-C]
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Status: Regular

A resized image of Roman coin: As of Commodus (possibly)

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East
County: Buckinghamshire
District: Chiltern
To be known as: Chartridge

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]

References cited

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Created: Saturday 1st October 2011
Updated: Tuesday 4th October 2011

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