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SWYOR-7A304E: Illegible dupondius

Rights Holder: West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service
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Unique ID: SWYOR-7A304E

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A Roman copper alloy coin; a dupondius which is almost entirely illegible, dating from 23 BC - AD 260. The radiate bust faces right and is probably bearded. There is a standing figure on the reverse. The coin is 27.7mm diameter, 3.8mm thick and 13g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 23 BC
Date to: Circa AD 260

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.8 mm
Weight: 13 g
Diameter: 27.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 19th September 2015 - Saturday 19th September 2015

Rally details.

This object was found at Boxted 2015

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2752

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Dupondius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Uncertain - 1st-mid 3rd century
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Radiate bust right
Obverse inscription: illegible

Reverse description: Standing figure
Reverse inscription: illegible

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
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: Langham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM0233
Four figure Latitude: 51.95877794
Four figure longitude: 0.9385525
1:25K map: TM0233
1:10K map: TM03SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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