Unique ID: SWYOR-829857

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper coin of uncertain date - Claudian or Neronian (Reece Periods 2 or 3). COHOR PRAE PHIL reverse type depicting three standards. Mint of Philippi. RPC I, p.308, no.1651.

From RPC I, p.308: "these coins have always been assigned to the reign of Augustus, but some doubt now attaches to this in view of their composition, which is copper rather than bronze. At Philippi, and indeed elsewhere in Macedonia, copper is not found before the reign of Claudius, so a Claudian-Neronian date seems likely."

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Period from: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 41
Date to: Circa AD 69

Dimensions and weight

Thickness: 2.14 mm
Weight: 2.16 g
Diameter: 16.26 mm
Quantity: 1

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes - [view all attributed records]
Secondary identifier: Dr Victoria Gyori - [ view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1660

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)

Ruler/issuer: Claudius
Mint or issue place: Philippi [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Obverse description: Victory with a wreath and palm standing l. on base
Obverse inscription: VIC AVG
Reverse description: three standards
Reverse inscription: COHOR PRAE PHIL

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Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire And The Humber
County: Wakefield
District: Wakefield
Parish: Ackworth

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4517
Four figure Latitude: 53.647577 Four figure longitude: -1.320724
1:25K map: SE4517
1:10K map: SE41NE
WOEID: 26353045
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

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Created: Tuesday 31st January 2012
Updated: Thursday 25th April 2013

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