WMID-7B21C5: Roman coin: Dupondius of Postumus

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-7B21C5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete struck / hammered copper alloy sestertius of Postumus (AD 260 to AD 269), dating to the period AD 260 to AD 269 (Reece Period 13). VICTORIA(or VICTORIAE) AVG, two Victories attaching a shield to a palm tree between two captives. Gaul, Principal Mint. RIC V, pt 2, p 351, no. 166.

Finder has treated coin with an oil type substance.

Diameter: 32.6 mm
Thickness: 4.4 mm
Weight: 19.5 g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 260
Date to: Exactly AD 269

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.4 mm
Weight: 19.5 g
Diameter: 32.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st August 2013 - Saturday 31st August 2013

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 13 [260-275]
Mint or issue place: Gallic mint
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Radiate and draped bust right
Obverse inscription: IMP C [M CAS]S LAT POS[TVMVS P F AVG]

Reverse description: Two Victories attaching a shield to a palm tree between two captives
Reverse inscription: VICTORIA (or VICTORIAE) [AVG, S C]

Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Cranage (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ7367
Four figure Latitude: 53.19938551
Four figure longitude: -2.4056326
1:25K map: SJ7367
1:10K map: SJ76NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst searching with a metal detector

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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