SOM-008721: Roman coin: As of Hadrian

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-008721

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman copper alloy As of Hadrian dating to AD119 (Reece period 6). Reverse type PONT.MAX.TR.POT.COS.III.S.C. Britannia seated facing right, foot on rock, resting head on right hand and holding sceptre, large shield to right. RIC II p 412, no. 577a; BMC 1174; Walker, p. 291, nos. 1-39, pl. XXXI.

This is a Coin of British Association, 39 examples being found in the Sacred Spring at Bath (Walker, 1988, Bath Coin Report, p. 291).

Notes:

Coin of British Association: Hadrian Britannia

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 119
Date to: Exactly AD 119

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 7.74 g
Diameter: 25.57 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st February 2017 - Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Sheila Hicks
Identified by: Ms Sheila Hicks
Secondary identifier: Mr Wil Partridge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Receipt no. 017381

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: As
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Hadrian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 6 [117-138]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head facing right
Obverse inscription: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN[...]-HADRIAN[VS AVG]

Reverse description: Britannia seated facing right, foot on rock, resting head on right hand and holding sceptre, large shield to right.
Reverse inscription: PONT MAX-[TR POT COS III S C] / BRITANNIA (in exergue)

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
RIC Identifier: RIC II Hadrian 577A
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : II 577a

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
To be known as: Powerstock

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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