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LEIC-834FEF: Roman coin: pierced coin of uncertain ruler

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Unique ID: LEIC-834FEF

Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A corroded copper alloy coin, possibly a Roman as or dupondius of an uncertain ruler, dating to c.AD 43 - 260.  The coin has been pierced near the perimeter with a circular hole 5mm in diameter which has broken through the edge, suggesting re-use of the coin at a later date,  The object is in very poor, corroded condition, is 27mm in diameter and weighs 8.12g.

Evidence of reuse: Pierced

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 260

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 8.12 g
Diameter: 27 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 5th November 2021

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 3041

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Dupondius or as
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Uncertain - 1st-mid 3rd century
Obverse description: illegible
Obverse inscription: illegible

Reverse description: illegible
Reverse inscription: illegible

Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: South Kesteven (District)
Parish or ward: Sedgebrook (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK8538
Four figure Latitude: 52.93268355
Four figure longitude: -0.7368515
1:25K map: SK8538
1:10K map: SK83NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Whilst searching with a metal detector
Current location: With finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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