IOW-9F4444: IOW-9F4444 Roman Coin: Dupondius or As of Marcus Aurelius as Caesar

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Unique ID: IOW-9F4444

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete Roman copper-alloy dupondius or as of Marcus Aurelius as Caesar dating to the period AD 139 to 161 (Reece period 7). Uncertain reverse type depicting figure standing left. Mint of Rome.

Obverse: [...]; Bust right
Reverse: [...]; Figure standing left

Diameter: 29.6mm. Weight: 8.94g. DA=12:12

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 139
Date to: Exactly AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 8.94 g
Diameter: 29.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 3rd March 2013

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Philippa Walton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2013-2-120

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Dupondius or as
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Marcus Aurelius (as Caesar)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bust right
Obverse inscription: […]

Reverse description: Figure standing left
Reverse inscription: […]

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

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Updated: 6 years ago

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