SF-343695: SF-343695: Roman coin: dupondius of Vespasian

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COIN

Unique ID: SF-343695

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A complete copper alloy Roman dupondius of Vespasian, dating to the period AD 69-79 (Reece period 4). PAX AVG reverse type, depicting Pax standing left, sacrificing from patera over flaming altar, holding caduceus and branch. S-C across fields. Mint of Lyon.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 69
Date to: Exactly AD 79

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.36 mm
Weight: 9.39 g
Diameter: 26.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st August 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Anna Booth
Identified by: Ms Anna Booth

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Dupondius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Vespasian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 4 [69-96]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Radiate bust left
Obverse inscription: [...VE]SPASIANVS[...]

Reverse description: Pax standing left, sacrificing from patera over flaming altar, holding caduceus and branch. S-C across fields
Reverse inscription: PAX AVG

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Wenhaston with Mells Hamlet

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: SF
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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