BH-716714: Roman coin: As of Commodus (possibly)

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Unique ID: BH-716714

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A very worn copper-alloy Roman coin. The size of the coin indicates that this is probably an as, while the obverse image bears some resemblance to Commodus (Augustus AD 180-192). The reverse image appears to show a figure standing right, placing something on a column. RIC no. 588 for Commodus (APOL PALAT P M TR P XVI COS VI S C), an as minted at Rome in AD 191, provides a possible match for this coin. It measures 28.4mm in diameter, 3.1mm thick and weighs 10.8g.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 180
Date to: Exactly AD 192

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.1 mm
Weight: 10.8 g
Diameter: 28.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 28th August 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 11/144 - 6

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: As
Denomination qualifier: Probably
Ruler/issuer: Commodus
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 9 [180-193]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Laureate head right.
Obverse inscription: Illegible.

Reverse description: possibly: (Apollo standing facing, head right, holding plectrum and placing lyre on column)
Reverse inscription: [APOL PALAT P M TR P XVI COS VI S-C]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Chiltern (District)
To be known as: Chartridge

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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