NCL-CA6D76: Roman Coin:  As of Antoninus Pius

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COIN

Unique ID: NCL-CA6D76

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy as of Antoninus Pius dating to the period AD 154 to 155 (Reece period 7). BRITANNIA COS IIII S C reverse type depicting Britannia seated left on rock; to left, round shield and sceptre. RIC III, p. 142, no. 934. This is a Coin of British Association as listed by D. Walker in his study of the Sacred Spring at Bath, cf. Walker, 1988: pp. 294, 297-8, nos. 73-122, 136-288, pls. XXXV-VI.

Notes:

SF 1441

Coin of British Association: Antoninus Britannia

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 154
Date to: Exactly AD 155

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 10.5 g
Diameter: 24 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 1986 - Tuesday 1st January 2002

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Philippa Walton
Identified by: Dr Philippa Walton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: As
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Antoninus Pius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate bearded emperor facing right.
Obverse inscription: [...]AVG PIVS PP TR P VII[...]

Reverse description: Britannia seated left on rock.
Reverse inscription: [...]COS IIII

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Darlington (Unitary Authority)
District: Darlington (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Piercebridge (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ2115
Four figure Latitude: 54.529849
Four figure longitude: -1.677018
1:25K map: NZ2115
1:10K map: NZ21NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Created: 13 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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