SOMDOR-C6ED32: Roman Coin: Dupondius or As of Augustus

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Unique ID: SOMDOR-C6ED32

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman copper alloy dupondius/as of Augustus, minted in Rome by the moneyer M. Sanquinius, c. 17 BC. RIC I, no. 342


This coin was found during building work in the 1930s in Taunton. Such coins are very rare as site-finds in Britain and it is possible that this is not an ancient loss.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: 17 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.46 mm
Weight: 9.34 g
Diameter: 26.62 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 1930 - Monday 1st January 1940

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Naomi Payne
Identified by: Dr Naomi Payne
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Dupondius or as
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Augustus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 1 [Pre AD 41]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Inscription within wreath

Reverse description: Inscription around large S C
Reverse inscription: M SANQVINIVS Q F III VIR AAAFF S C

Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Taunton Deane (District)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST2224
Four figure Latitude: 51.010072
Four figure longitude: -3.11319
1:25K map: ST2224
1:10K map: ST22SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Building work
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Built over

References cited

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: SOMDOR
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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