HESH-C1A787: Roman Coin: As of Julia Domna

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COIN

Unique ID: HESH-C1A787

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy as of Julia Mamaea dating to the period AD 222 to 235 (Reece period 11). FELICITAS PVBLICA S C reverse type depicting Felicitas standing front, head left, legs crossed, holding caduceus and leaning on column. Mint of Rome. RIC IV, Pt II, p. 125, no. 677.

The coin has been modified to form a pendant. The circumference of the coin has been clipped, creating a small, circular suspension loop, which is now broken. The PAS has recently recorded several examples of modified coinage, including several denarii of Severan women which have been clipped around the portrait, possibly for insertion into a medallion or similar.

Find of note status

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

Evidence of reuse: inscription clipped and converted to pendant

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 222
Date to: Circa AD 235
Period of reuse: ROMAN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 3.26 g
Diameter: 18.7 mm

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SMS Object Entry Form: SHRMS: E.00521

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: As
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Julia Mamaea
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 11 [222-238]
Obverse description: Bare head right - hair in groups of braids

Reverse description: Standing female figure with pillar / altar right and staff left - standing between S C

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Craven Arms

Spatial coordinates


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
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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