ESS-05063E: Roman Coin : Dupondius or As of Geta

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Unique ID: ESS-05063E

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A Roman dupondius or as of Geta, dating from AD 203 to 208 (Reece period 10). 'FELICITAS SAECVLIS S.C' reverse type depicting Septimus Severus, Caracalla and Geta seated right on a platform, on left in front officer and citizen at foot of platform. Minted at Rome. It measures 22mm in diameter and weighs 2.76g. Cf, RIC IV pt I p.332 no.126.


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Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 203
Date to: Exactly AD 208

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.76 g
Diameter: 22 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 1970 - Monday 31st December 1979

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Ellie Vandyk
Identified by: Mr Mike Cuddeford
Secondary identifier: Mrs Eleana Vandyk

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finder's Reference 002-C0017

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Dupondius or as
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Geta
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 10 [193-222]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bust facing right, draped and head bare
Obverse inscription: GETA CAES.PO[NTIF.COS]

Reverse description: Septimus Severus, Caracalla and Geta seated right on a platform, on left in front officer and citizen at foot of platform.
Reverse inscription: [FELICITAS] SAECVLIS.C

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Colchester (District)
Parish or ward: Castle (District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM0025
Four figure Latitude: 51.88766644
Four figure longitude: 0.90484072
1:25K map: TM0025
1:10K map: TM02NW
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

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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