BH-642FA1: Roman coin: Dupondius of Antoninus Pius

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Unique ID: BH-642FA1

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A worn and corroded copper-alloy as of Antoninus Pius; BRITANNIA COS IIII S C reverse type; minted at Rome in AD 154-155; RIC no. 934. Measures 24.7mm in diameter, 3mm thick and weighs 7.59g.


This is a 'Coin of British Association' struck in Rome exclusively for use in Britain (Walker, Bath, pp. 297-8): Antoninus Britannia

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 154
Date to: AD 155

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 7.59 g
Diameter: 24.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 13th March 2008

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: MS Laura Laakso
Identified by: MS Laura Laakso
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 08/16 - 2

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: As
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Antoninus Pius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: Laureate head right.
Obverse inscription: [ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XVIII]

Reverse description: Britannia seated left on rock, head propped on right hand, left hand on rock; round shield and eagle-tipped sceptre to left.
Reverse inscription: [BRITANNIA] COS IIII

Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
RIC Identifier: RIC III Antoninus Pius 934
Reverse mint mark: SC

Coin references

  • RIC : III p. 142, no. 934

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
To be known as: Royston

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: With finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: Friday 4th April 2008
Updated: Friday 14th July 2017

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