LIN-BA38A9: Roman copper alloy dupondius

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Unique ID: LIN-BA38A9

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman copper-alloy dupondius of Claudius (41-54). CERES AVGVSTA reverse type depicting Ceres enthroned left, holding corn-ears and torch. Struck Rome AD41-2. Possibly a contemporary copy. For type, cf. RIC I (revised edition), p. 127, no. 94. Diameter 28mm, weight 10.40g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 41
Date to: Circa AD 42

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 10.4 g
Diameter: 28 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 5th September 2015 - Saturday 5th September 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Adam Daubney
Identified by: Dr Adam Daubney

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Dupondius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Claudius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 2 [41-54]
Obverse description: Head, bare, left
Obverse inscription: [ ] CLAVDIVS CAESAR [ ]

Reverse description: Ceres seated left, holding corn-ears and torch
Reverse inscription: [CERES AVGVSTA]; SC in exergue

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Possibly

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: North Kesteven (District)
Parish or ward: Cranwell, Brauncewell and Byard's Leap (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF0052
Four figure Latitude: 53.05590887
Four figure longitude: -0.50943803
1:25K map: TF0052
1:10K map: TF05SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LIN
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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