NARC-6C6FE8: early Roman coin: copper alloy As

Rights Holder: Northamptonshire County Council
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Unique ID: NARC-6C6FE8

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Late Roman coin: a copper alloy sestertius of Pupienus (AD 238), VICTORIA AVGG S C, Rome. RIC IV, pt 2, no. 23a

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 238

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.9 mm
Weight: 17.1 g
Diameter: 29 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 2nd August 2007

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Pupienus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 11 [222-238]
Obverse description: Bearded bust right: laureate, draped and cuirassed
Obverse inscription: IMP CAES M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG.

Reverse description: Victory standing facing, holding wreath and palm.
Reverse inscription: VICTORIA AVGG / S / C

Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : IV (II) 23

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Daventry (District)
To be known as: Overstone

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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