LEIC-882711: Roman copper alloy Dupondius

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Unique ID: LEIC-882711

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman copper alloy Dupondius of Hadrian, 117-38, Rome.


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 117
Date to: AD 138

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 6.81 g
Diameter: 26 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 15th July 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Dupondius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Hadrian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 6 [117-138]
Obverse description: right facing radiate bust (very worn)
Obverse inscription: [HADRIANVSAVG][..]

Reverse description: standing male with right arm held above head, as though resting on a spear, left arm resting at waist, possibly holding something, could be Honus holding cornucopia?
Reverse inscription: not visible

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Melton (District)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK7519
Four figure Latitude: 52.763405
Four figure longitude: -0.889958
1:25K map: SK7519
1:10K map: SK71NE
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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