ESS-F8A767: Aureus of Tiberius obverse

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COIN

Unique ID: ESS-F8A767

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman gold aureus of Tiberius AD14-37, PONTIF MAXIM, Mint of Lyon, AD14-37. RIC I, no. 29; BMC I, no. 46

Notes:

15 gold aurei of this type struck for Tiberius were found in the Bredgar Hoard in 1957. The hoard of 34 coins ended with coins of Claudius dated AD41-2, so it has been suggested that the hoard was buried by a soldier during or shortly after the Claudian landings at Richborough in AD43.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: This coin has been exported to the USA.
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 14
Date to: Circa AD 37

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 7.6 g
Diameter: 18.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st October 2003

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Identified by: Caroline McDonald
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Aureus (Republic/Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Tiberius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 1 [Pre AD 41]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Head of Tiberius, wearing laurel wreath, facing right.
Obverse inscription: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGUSTVS

Reverse description: Female figure seated, facing right, holding long vertical sceptre in right hand and a branch in her left hand. The chair has plain legs, placed above a single line.
Reverse inscription: PONTIF MAXIM

Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Tendring (District)
To be known as: Little Bromley

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: This coin has been exported to the USA.
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Similar objects

Find number: SF-9E7B96
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Gold Aureus of Tiberius (AD14-37), PONTIF MAXIM, Mint of Lyon, AD14-37. RIC I, no. 29; BMC I, no. 46
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: HAMP-CC27E5
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
A 1st-century Roman gold aureus of Tiberius (14-37 AD), 'PONTIF MAXIM', struck at Lugdunum (Lyon), AD 14-37 (R.I.C. 27)
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: HAMP1170
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Silver denarius of Tiberius (14-37), PONTIF MAXIM, Lyons, AD 14-37. RIC I, 30. Reece 1
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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