WILT-588D36: Roman coin: As of Claudius II

Rights Holder: Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum
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COIN

Unique ID: WILT-588D36

Object type certainty: Certain
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An extremely worn and corroded irregular copper-alloy possible 1st-century Roman possibly as copying Claudius I, uncertain reverse and mint (c. 43 - 60 AD; Reece issue period 2)

Notes:

Many copies of Claudian period asses were struck in Britain in the decades following the invasion of AD 43. This was because there was a serious shortage of small change for the up to 50,000 or so Roman soldiers in the Province to use. It is now reckoned that many of these coins were in fact semi-official, being struck at legionary bases such as Colchester. The "Minerva" As was the most common type copied.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 60

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22.5 mm
Width: 19.85 mm
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 2.28 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st November 2010 - Tuesday 30th November 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Richard Henry
Identified by: Mr Richard Henry
Secondary identifier: Mr Richard Henry

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SPF 127

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: As
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Claudius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 2 [41-54]
Obverse description: Bust facing left
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Indiscernible
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Calne Without

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (From FLO)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting survey November 2010
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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