CORN-01E4D1: coin of Vasudeva I (obverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-01E4D1

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy Indo-Greek coin from the Hindu Kush, an issue of Vasudeva I (c. AD 190-230) showing the King on the obverse sacrificing at a fire altar and the god Wesho, depicted as Siva, with a bull on the reverse; Mitchiner 3491-3495

Notes:

Without an accurate provenance, the coin may have been a more recent loss.

Indo-

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Period from: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Period to: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Date from: Circa AD 190
Date to: Circa AD 230

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 7.7 g
Diameter: 22 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Secondary identifier: Mr Robert Bracey

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Obverse description: King sacrificing at a fire altar
Obverse inscription: illegible and missing
Reverse description: God Wesho, depicted as Siva, with a bull
Reverse inscription: illegible and missing
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Newquay (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW8261
Four figure Latitude: 50.408331
Four figure longitude: -5.069445
1:25K map: SW8261
1:10K map: SW81SW
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Building work
Discovery circumstances: Found while working on roads
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Thoroughfare

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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