HESH-714F80: HESH-714F80

Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).


Unique ID: HESH-714F80

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy Dupondius or As of Clodius Albinus, 193-7. Rome, 193-4

Obv. (D CLOD...); Head right

Rev. [SAECVLO FR]VGIFERO COS (II); Saeculum Frugiferum seated left on throne, flanked by sphinxes, holding up right hand and holding corn ears in left.

RIC IV, pt 1, -

Reece 10


Saeculum Frugiferum is honoured on coins struck for Clodius Albinus and Septimius Severus in AD 193-4. However, most of the types show the personification standing. The only coin showing the seated version is a gold aureus of Clodius Albinus (RIC IV, pt 1, no. 10) and this is only known from a couple of specimens, one in the British Museum. This Dupondius or As, therefore, is apparently the first coin of its kind to bear the seated version of this type.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: National importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 193
Date to: Circa AD 194

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.2 mm
Weight: 9.81 g
Diameter: 25.7 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Dupondius or as
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Clodius Albinus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 10 [193-222]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Head right
Obverse inscription: D CLOD...

Reverse description: Saeculum Frugiferum seated left on throne, flanked by sphinxes, holding up right hand and holding corn ears in left.
Reverse inscription: SAEC[VLO FR]VGIFERO COS (II)

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Possibly

Coin references

  • RIC : 4 pt 1

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Withington

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: FASAM-92F583
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Copper alloy sestertius of Clodius Albinus as Caesar (AD 193-6), dating to c. AD 194-5 (Reece Period 10), SAECVLO FRVGIFERO COS II S C, Saecu…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: LIN-EA0992
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Silver denarius of Clodius Albinus (AD 193-7), dating to AD 193 (Reece Period 10). Reverse COS II, Aesculapius. Mint of Rome. RIC IV, pt 1, …
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: BM-627B93
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
An incomplete silver denarius as Clodius Albinus (AD 193-7) as Caesar under Septimius Severus (AD 193-211), dating to AD 194-5 (Reece Period …
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: Thursday 15th April 2010
Updated: Monday 13th January 2014

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.