SUSS-B668C1: A copper alloy Roman coin, probably of Diadumenian, minted in Byzantium, Thrace AD.208-218

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Unique ID: SUSS-B668C1

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A copper alloy Roman Provincial coin of Diadumenian (AD 217-8) , minted in Byzantium, Thrace. Obverse, cuirassed bust of emperor right with Greek inscription, ΔΙΑΔΟVΜΕΝΙΑΝΟC Κ, transliterated as.DIADOUMENIANOS C. Reverse, a bunch of grapes hanging, ΒΥΖΑΝΤΙΩΝ surrounding. Ref. SNG Copenhagan Thrace cf. 517 (reverse for coin of Caracalla).

This coin is apparently unpublished, but is the second specimen recorded on the PAS Database - see KENT-FE0F67. The previous find was acquired by the British Museum:2011,4172.1.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Period from: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Period to: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Date from: Circa AD 217
Date to: Circa AD 218

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 6.5 g
Diameter: 20.86 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Edwin Wood
Identified by: Mr Edwin Wood
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: drachm, and obols view all attributed records
Ruler/issuer: Diadumenian Caesar
Mint or issue place: Byzantium
Obverse description: Cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: ΔΙΑΔΟVΜΕΝΙΑΝΟC Κ
Reverse description: Bunch of grapes hanging
Reverse inscription: ΒΥΖΑΝΤΙΩΝ
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6515
Four figure Latitude: 50.93079726
Four figure longitude: -1.07643878
1:25K map: SU6515
1:10K map: SU61NE
What3Words: ghost.beside.snores
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: Monday 10th April 2017
Updated: Wednesday 17th May 2017

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