SOM-A2D5E4: Roman coin: dupondius or as of Vespasian

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Unique ID: SOM-A2D5E4

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman copper alloy as or dupondius of Vespasian (69-79), FORTVNAE REDVCI S C (Fortuna holding rudder on globe and cornucopiae) reverse type, minted at Lyon, AD 75, RIC Vol II (old version), pg 103, Vespasian 754b.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 75
Date to: Exactly AD 75

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.1 mm
Weight: 7.28 g
Diameter: 26.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 14th April 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Katie Marsden
Identified by: Dr Philippa Walton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 020823

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: Vespasian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 4 [69-96]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Laureate bust right with a possible globe at point of bust
Obverse inscription: [...] CAES VESPASIAN [AVG] COS [...]

Reverse description: Fortuna standing left holding a rudder on globe and cornucopiae
Reverse inscription: [F]OR[T...]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : II (old) Vespasian 754b

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Sedgemoor (District)
To be known as: Catcott

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

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Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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