CAM-5A724B: Roman Coin : Dupondius of Julia Mamaea

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Unique ID: CAM-5A724B

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy Roman as of Julia Mamaea (AD 221-235), possibly a cast contemporary copy (Limesfalsum), dating to the period AD 226 (Reece period 11). V[ES]TA reverse type depicting Vesta standing left holding Palladium and vertical sceptre, S-C in the field. Prototype of the mint of Rome. Cf. BMC, p. 152, no. 392; RIC IV, pt 2, p. 127, no. 709.

Die axis is 12 o'clock. Weight is 6.97g, diameter is 22.9mm x 20.0mm, thickness is 3.0mm.



Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 226
Date to: Circa AD 226

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 6.97 g
Diameter: 22.9 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Helen Fowler
Identified by: Ms Helen Fowler
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: As
Denomination qualifier: Probably
Ruler/issuer: Julia Mamaea
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 11 [222-238]
Obverse description: Diademed and draped bust right.
Obverse inscription: [IV]LIA MAMAEA-AVGVSTA

Reverse description: Vesta standing left holding Palladium and vertical sceptre, S-C in the field.
Reverse inscription: V[ES]TA

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Contemporary Copy (Limesfalsum)
Status qualifier: Possibly

Coin references

  • RIC : IV.2 cf. p. 127, no. 709
  • BMC : Cf. no. 392

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: East Cambridgeshire (District)
Parish or ward: Soham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL6071
Four figure Latitude: 52.31379453
Four figure longitude: 0.34576422
1:25K map: TL6071
1:10K map: TL67SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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