HAMP-80C382: Roman coin: Dupondius of Marcus Aurelius

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COIN

Unique ID: HAMP-80C382

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A very worn, corroded and slightly depleted 2nd-century copper-alloy Roman dupondius of Marcus Aurelius, 'PRIMI DECENNALES COS III - S C', Rome mint (c. 170 - c. 171 AD; Reece issue period 8; cf. R.I.C. 1004/1008). Much of the surface patina has been lost on both faces towards the circumference.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 170
Date to: Circa AD 171

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23.2 mm
Width: 21.9 mm
Thickness: 3.4 mm
Weight: 7.2 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E2827

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Dupondius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Marcus Aurelius (as Augustus)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 8 [161-180]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Head radiate facing right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Inscribed votive wreath
Reverse inscription: [PRIMI / DECEN / NALES / COS] III, S C

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : III 1004/1008 (p. 293)

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Hart (District)
Parish or ward: Hook (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU7352
Four figure Latitude: 51.262494
Four figure longitude: -0.955151
1:25K map: SU7352
1:10K map: SU75SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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