ESS-931885: Roman Coin: dupondius or as of uncertain emperor

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Unique ID: ESS-931885

Object type certainty: Certain
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Incomplete Roman coin: copper alloy dupondius or as of uncertain emperor. The coin is extremely damaged and corroded. The surviving fragment measures 24.10mm by 19.05mm, is 3.57mm thick and weighs 2.55 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 40
Date to: Circa AD 260

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24.1 mm
Width: 19.5 mm
Thickness: 3.57 mm
Weight: 3.57 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 10th April 2007

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Laura McLean
Identified by: Laura McLean

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finder ref: IMC1.7.10

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Reverse description: Corroded & illegible

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Colchester (District)
Parish or ward: Mount Bures (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL9032
Four figure Latitude: 51.954024
Four figure longitude: 0.763575
1:25K map: TL9032
1:10K map: TL93SW
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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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