SF-F1B5D8: Roman Dupondius of Nerva

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COIN

Unique ID: SF-F1B5D8

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman copper alloy Dupondius of Nerva, c.97 AD. Reverse: LIBER[TAS] PVBLICA, Libertas standing left holding pileus and sceptre, S C in field. RIC II no. 87.

Notes:

This coin refers to the 'Liberty of the People' probably referring to the end of Domitian's 'reign of terror'.

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 97

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 11.94 g
Diameter: 26.44 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st March 2009

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Dupondius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Nerva
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 5 [96-117]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Radiate head right
Obverse inscription: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P

Reverse description: Libertas standing left holding pileus and sceptre, S C in field
Reverse inscription: LIBER[TAS] PVBLICA

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Reverse mint mark: S C

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
To be known as: Brandon

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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