DOR-B0D14D: Roman coin: Aureus of Claudius

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COIN

Unique ID: DOR-B0D14D

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A gold aureus of Claudius (AD 41 - 54) dating to AD 41 - 42 (Reece Period 2). IMPER RECEPT on battlemented wall enclosing praetorian camp; inside, soldier, holding spear, right; in front, aquila; behind, pediment with flanking walls on the reverse
Reference: RIC Volume I, p. 22 / Claudius 7; BMC I, p. 165, no. 5
Date: Roman
Diameter: 18.81 mm
Weight: 7.71 g
Die axis: 12
One other specimen of this coin has been recorded from Britain, found in Staffordshire (Bland and Loriot, Roman and Early Byzantine Coins found in Britain and Ireland, 2010, p. 240, no. 522)

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 41
Date to: Exactly AD 42

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 7.71 g
Diameter: 18.81 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Aureus (Republic/Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Claudius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 2 [41-54]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Head facing right, laureate
Obverse inscription: TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG PM TR P

Reverse description: Battlemented wall enclosing praetorian camp; inside, soldier, holding spear, right; in front, aquila; behind, pediment with flanking walls
Reverse inscription: IMPER RECEPT

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
RIC Identifier: RIC I (second edition) Claudius 7
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : I p. 122, no. 7
  • BMC : I p. 165, no. 5

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Somerset (Unitary Authority)
District: North Somerset (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Portbury

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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