SWYOR-155C31: Roman coin; cast copy of a dupondius of British Association

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Unique ID: SWYOR-155C31

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper alloy Roman coin; probably a cast contemporary copy of a dupondius of Hadrian, Antoninius Pius or Marcus Aurelius. It is too crude to be a standard limesfalsum. It was probably made in the 2nd or 3rd century AD.

Obverse: [ ...AVG?...] (blundered); (radiate, draped and cuirassed) bust right

Reverse: [ ... ]STE (retrograde), S C; Unclear figure (probably Pax) standing left holding branch and vertical sceptre

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 117
Date to: Circa AD 260

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.82 mm
Weight: 6.94 g
Diameter: 25.64 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1979

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Dupondius
Denomination qualifier: Probably
Ruler/issuer: Uncertain - 2nd century
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: (Radiate, draped and cuirassed) bust right
Obverse inscription: [...]AVG[...] [blundered?]

Reverse description: Figure (Pax?) standing left, holding (branch and vertical sceptre)
Reverse inscription: [ ... ]STE (retrograde), S C (blundered)

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Contemporary copy (cast)
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
District: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Pontefract North (Metropolitan District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4722
Four figure Latitude: 53.69233931
Four figure longitude: -1.28971556
1:25K map: SE4722
1:10K map: SE42SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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