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COIN

Unique ID: SF-E9EB99

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman dupondius of Hadrian (AD 117-138), dating to the period c.AD 121-123 (Reece period 6). Possibly AETERNITAS AVGVSTI, S C reverse type, depicting Aeternitas draped standing front, head left, holding up heads of the sun and moon. Mint of Rome. Cf. RIC II, no. 597; BMC, p. 419, no. 1219 passim.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 121
Date to: Circa AD 123

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 11.48 g
Diameter: 26.42 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 12th June 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: Probably
Ruler/issuer: Hadrian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 6 [117-138]
Obverse description: Unclear radiate(?) and draped(?) bust right
Obverse inscription: [...]AN[....]

Reverse description: possibly Aeternitas draped standing front, head left, holding up heads of the sun and moon
Reverse inscription: [AETERNITAS AVGVSTI, S C]

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : II no. 597

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Mellis

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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