WMID-9A7190: Roman coin: Dupondius of Antonius Pius

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-9A7190

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman dupondius of Antoninus Pius (AD 138 to AD 161), dating to the period AD 153-155 (Reece period 7). Libertas reverse type depicting Libertas standing left holding pileus and extending left hand. Mint of Rome.

This is probably a coin of British Association, cf. BMC 1948; BM 1940, 0401.47; RIC III, pp. 141-142, nos. 920, 932; Walker, pp. 294 & 297-298, nos. 6-7, 27ff, pls. XXXIV-XXXV

Diameter: 25.9 mm
Thickness: 3.3 mm
Weight: 11.8 g

Notes:

Coin of British Association: Antoninus Libertas

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 153
Date to: Circa AD 155

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.3 mm
Weight: 11.8 g
Diameter: 25.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 2nd October 2016 - Sunday 2nd October 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Dupondius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
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 bust right
Obverse inscription: ANTONINVS A[...]VS P P [...]

Reverse description: Libertas standing left holding pileus and extending left hand
Reverse inscription: [...]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: East Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Pilton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL0084
Four figure Latitude: 52.4448239
Four figure longitude: -0.53014923
1:25K map: TL0084
1:10K map: TL08SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Updated: 2 years ago

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