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WAW-1AA7B3: Roman coin: an as of an unknown Emperor

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Unique ID: WAW-1AA7B3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy as of Gordian III (238-44), VICTORIA AVG S C, Rome 238-9. RIC IV, pt 2, p. 43, no. 258b

Reece 12

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 238
Date to: Exactly AD 239

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 8.13 g
Diameter: 23.62 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st March 2010 - Monday 3rd May 2010

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: As
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Gordian III
Reece period: Period 12 [238-260]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: Bust facing right, laureate.
Obverse inscription: [IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG]

Reverse description: Victory advancing left, holding wreatha and palm
Reverse inscription: [VICTORIA] AV[G], S C

Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • RIC : IV, pt 2 p. 43, no. 258b

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Warwick (District)
Parish or ward: Weston under Wetherley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP3668
Four figure Latitude: 52.30894
Four figure longitude: -1.473398
1:25K map: SP3668
1:10K map: SP36NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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