HAMP-F9B448: Roman coin: Semis of Nero

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Unique ID: HAMP-F9B448

Object type certainty: Certain
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A very worn and corroded 1st-century copper-alloy semis of Nero, 'PONTIF MAX TR POT P P, S C', Lyon mint (c. 66 AD; Reece issue period 3; R.I.C. 550 var.)


The obverse legend (CAESAR AVG GERM - R.I.C. obverse 56 is not recorded for 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 66

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.4 mm
Width: 20.8 mm
Thickness: 2.7 mm
Weight: 4.98 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 8th August 2010

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E2885

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Semis
Denomination qualifier: Possibly
Ruler/issuer: Nero
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Reece period: Period 3 [54-68]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Head facing right, with possible globe at tip of shoulder
Obverse inscription: [...] CAESAR AVG GERM

Reverse description: Roma, helmeted and in military dress, seated left on cuirass holding wreath in right hand and resting on parazonium with left; around and behind, various arms
Reverse inscription: PONTIF MAX TR PO[T P P]//S C

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

Coin references

  • RIC : I 550 (p. 182)

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: East Hampshire (District)
To be known as: Buriton CP

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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