SOM-E85323: Roman Coin: As of Vespasian

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Unique ID: SOM-E85323

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy dupondius or as of Vespasian or Titus dating to the period AD 71 to 78 (Reece Period 4). Unclear reverse type depicting figure standing left holding cornucopia. Probably mint of Rome.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: The Charltons Historical Society
Subsequent action after recording: Donated to a museum


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 71
Date to: Exactly AD 78

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 10.05 g
Diameter: 26.86 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2006 - Monday 31st December 2007

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Dom Chorney
Identified by: Mr Dom Chorney

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: Flavian (uncertain)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 4 [69-96]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Head facing right.
Obverse inscription: [...]VES[...]

Reverse description: Figure standing left holding cornucopia.
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
Parish or ward: Charlton Mackrell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST5227
Four figure Latitude: 51.04033947
Four figure longitude: -2.68600976
1:25K map: ST5227
1:10K map: ST52NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: The Charltons Historical Society
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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