LEIC-FB5956: Roman Coin

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Unique ID: LEIC-FB5956

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman Copper alloy Dupondius of Antoninus Pius, 24-26mm in diameter, 2-3mm thick with a weight of 5.47 grams. The coin is in good condition with a pale green patina. Struck slightly off centre.


Sear 4851, RIC1269 Commemorates the marriage of the 24-year old Caesar to the daughter of Antoninus Pius, who was probably about 7 - 8 years his junior

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 145

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 5.47 g
Diameter: 24 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 16th November 2003

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by:
Secondary identifier: Wendy Scott

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 1136

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Dupondius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Antoninus Pius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Obverse description: right facing bareheaded bearded bust
Obverse inscription: AVRELIVSCAESARAVG[...]

Reverse description: Concordia standing between Aurelius and Faustina who are clasping hands.
Reverse inscription: [VOTAPVBLICA]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

  • Sear : 4851
  • RIC : 1269

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Melton (District)
Parish or ward: Frisby on the Wreake (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK7116
Four figure Latitude: 52.736981
Four figure longitude: -0.949875
1:25K map: SK7116
1:10K map: SK71NW
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: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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