LEIC-7AB954: Roman copper alloy As of Hadrian

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COIN

Unique ID: LEIC-7AB954

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman as of Hadrian (AD 117-138), dating to the period AD 119 (Reece period 6). PONT MAX TR POT COS III S C, BRITANNIA (in exergue) reverse type depicting Britannia seated left, resting head on right hand, holding a sceptre, to right a shield. Mint of Rome. As RIC II, p. 412, no. 577. This is a Coin of British Association as examples noted by D. Walker from the Sacred Spring at Bath, Walker, 1988: p. 291, nos. 1-39, pl. XXXI.

Notes:

Coin of British Association: Hadrian Britannia

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 119
Date to: AD 119

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 9.35 g
Diameter: 27 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 10th November 2008

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: As
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Hadrian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 6 [117-138]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right, drapery on left shoulder
Obverse inscription: IMP CAESAR [TRAIANVS HADRIANVS] AVG

Reverse description: Britannia seated left, resting head on right hand, holding a sceptre, to right a shield.
Reverse inscription: PON[T MAX TR POT C]OS III S C, BRITANNIA (in exergue)

Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
RIC Identifier: RIC II Hadrian 577B
Reverse mint mark: -//-

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Melton (District)
Parish or ward: Melton Warwick (District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK7517
Four figure Latitude: 52.745429
Four figure longitude: -0.890415
1:25K map: SK7517
1:10K map: SK71NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 10 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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