BUC-1A1EFF: Roma Coin: aureus of Claudius

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COIN

Unique ID: BUC-1A1EFF

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A gold Roman aureus of Claudius (AD 41-54), Mint of Rome dating to AD 41-2 (Reece period 2). The reverse depicts DE GERMANIS on architrave of triumphal arch surmounted by equestrian statue left between two trophies. RIC I, p. 122, no. 3. It is from dies recorded in a comprehensive corpus of the coins of Claudius: H-M. von Kaenel, Münzprägung und Münzbildnis des Claudius (Berlin, 1986), Plate 2, no. 73.

Notes:

The coin has been worn on one edge on the obverse, and has worn down the letters TR P and the beaded border

Find of note status

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

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 7.67 g
Diameter: 20.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 30th July 2016

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: AYBCM 4543

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Aureus (Republic/Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Claudius
Reece period: Period 2 [41-54]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG P M TR P

Reverse description: DE GERMANIS on architrave of triumphal arch surmounted by equestrian statue left between two trophies.
Reverse inscription: DE GERMANIS

Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • RIC : I p. 122, no. 3

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Hart (District)
Parish or ward: Odiham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU7250
Four figure Latitude: 51.24464032
Four figure longitude: -0.96988184
1:25K map: SU7250
1:10K map: SU75SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Midweek Searcher Rally
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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