SF-AFC39D: Roman coin: As struck for either Antoninus Pius or Marcus Aurelius

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COIN

Unique ID: SF-AFC39D

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A worn copper-alloy Roman dupondius of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161), dating to the period AD 154-155 (Reece period 7). [BRITANNIA COS IIII, S C] reverse type depicting Britannia seated left on a rock, head propped on right hand, left hand on rock, to left a round shield and eagle-tipped sceptre(?). Mint of Rome.

This is a coin of British Association, as BMC 1965; RIC III, p. 142, no. 930; Walker, pp. 294 & 297, nos. 18-19.

Notes:

Coin of British Association: Antoninus Britannia

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 154
Date to: Circa AD 155

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 10.62 g
Diameter: 22.44 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 4th May 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss
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
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: Radiate bust right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Britannia seated left on a rock, head propped on right hand, left hand on rock, to left a round shield and eagle-tipped sceptre(?)
Reverse inscription: [BRITANNIA COS IIII, S C]

Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
RIC Identifier: RIC III Antoninus Pius 930
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : III p. 142, no. 930

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
To be known as: Newmarket

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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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Updated: About one year ago

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