IOW-9CDEA8: Roman Coin: Dupondius of Antoninus Pius

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Unique ID: IOW-9CDEA8

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete and worn Roman copper-alloy dupondius of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161), dating to the period c. AD 150-151 (Reece period 7). TR POT XIIII COS IIII, S C, ANONNA AVG in exergue reverse type depicting Abundantia seated left. Mint of Rome.

Obverse: [ ... ] ANTO - NI[ ... ]; Radiate head right

Reverse: [TR POT XIIII COS IIII, S C]; ANONNA AVG in exergue, Abundantia seated left

Length: 21.0mm; width: 17.6mm. Weight: 3.84g. DA=12:6.

RIC III, p. 136, cf. 876

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
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 150
Date to: Circa AD 151

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21 mm
Width: 17.6 mm
Weight: 3.84 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 15th May 2016 - Sunday 15th May 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2016-1-186

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Dupondius
Denomination qualifier: Probably
Ruler/issuer: Antoninus Pius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Radiate head right
Obverse inscription: [ ... ] ANTO - NI[ ... ]

Reverse description: Abundantia seated left
Reverse inscription: [TR POT XIIII COS IIII, S C]; ANONNA AVG in exergue

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
RIC Identifier: RIC III Antoninus Pius 876
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : III p. 136, cf. 876

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

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

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