WMID-42F315: Roman Coin: Dupondius of Marcus Aurelius

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Unique ID: WMID-42F315

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A complete hammered copper alloy dupondius, identified from the portrait as belonging to Marcus Aurelius, dating to the perod AD138-161 (Reece Period 7). The coin is worn. Mint is Rome. The reverse shows a seated female helmeted figure facing left, possibly the personification of Roma. An 'S' is in the field. Reverse legend illegible. The obverse shows a bust facing right. Obverse legend illegible. Diameter: 30.33mm. Thickness: 4.57mm. Weight: 22.6g. Die axis: 12 o'clock.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 138
Date to: Circa AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.57 mm
Weight: 22.6 g
Diameter: 30.33 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 24th February 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Eloise Markwick
Identified by: Ms Eloise Markwick

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Reverse description: Seated helmeted female figure facing left with 'S' in field
Reverse inscription: Illegible

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: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
District: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Podington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP9361
Four figure Latitude: 52.239343
Four figure longitude: -0.639465
1:25K map: SP9361
1:10K map: SP96SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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