LEIC-196037: Roman Gold Aureus of Gordian III

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Unique ID: LEIC-196037

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman gold Aureus of Gordian III (238-44), IOVI CONSERVATORI, Rome, 1st Issue, AD 238. 19mm in diameter, 2mm thick and weighing 4.95 grams (Sear 8570/RIC IV, pt. 3, no. 8).

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Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 238

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 4.95 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 5th May 2007

Personal details

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

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: Gordian III
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 12 [238-260]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: right facing laureate draped bust
Obverse inscription: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG

Reverse inscription: Jupiter standing above small emperor, holding thunderbolt and sceptre

Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Reverse mint mark: IOVI CONSERVATORI

Coin references

  • RIC : IV, pt 3 8

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Harborough (District)
Parish or ward: Lutterworth (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP5484
Four figure Latitude: 52.451297
Four figure longitude: -1.206837
1:25K map: SP5484
1:10K map: SP58SW
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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