BH-31A00C: Roman coin: As of Hadrian

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-31A00C

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy As of Hadrian, dating to AD 119 (Reece period 6). PONT MAX TR POT COS III S C BRITANNIA reverse depicting Britannia seated facing, head right, foot on rock, resting head on right hand and holding sceptre; to right, an oval shield. Mint of Rome. RIC II (1926), p. 412, no. 577. This is a coin of British Association as examples from the Sacred Spring in Bath, Walker, 1988: p. 291, nos. 1-39, pl. XXXI

Diameter: 24.3mm; thickness: 2.2mm. Weight: 3.76g.

Notes:

Coin of British Association: Hadrian Britannia

Evidence of reuse: Pierced

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 119
Date to: Exactly AD 119

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.2 mm
Weight: 3.76 g
Diameter: 24.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st July 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 15/111 - 65

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: As
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Hadrian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 6 [117-138]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Head right.
Obverse inscription: [IMP CAESAR TRAIA.N(VS) HADRIANVS AVG]

Reverse description: Britannia seated facing, head right, foot on rock, resting head on right hand and [holding sceptre]; to right, an oval shield.
Reverse inscription: [PONT MAX TR] PO[T COS III]; in fields: S-[C]; in exergue: [BRITANNIA]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
RIC Identifier: RIC II Hadrian 577A
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
To be known as: Haddenham

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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