KENT-542043: Obverse of Roman Provincial 2nd century coin

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COIN

Unique ID: KENT-542043

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy Roman Provincial bronze coin struck for Hadrian (AD 117-38) at Oddessus in Moesia (modern Ukraine on northern coast of the Black Sea), dating to c.AD 125-128. RPC III, p. 98, no. 772 (three specimens recorded, five on the online version of RPC III). 22mm; 6.5g.

Obverse:AYTOKPATωP AΔPIANOC; laureate and draped right

Reverse: OΔHCEITωN; Hercules standing left, resting on club with his right hand, lion skin over left arm

Measurements: 22mm in diameter and 6.5g in weight.

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Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Period from: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Period to: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Date from: Circa AD 125
Date to: Circa AD 128

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 6.5 g
Diameter: 22 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 24th August 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Uncertain (copper alloy) view all attributed records
Ruler/issuer: Hadrian
Mint or issue place: Odessus
Obverse description: Laureate and draped bust right
Obverse inscription: [ΑΥΤ]ΟΚΡΑΤωΡ ΑΔΡΙ[ΑΝωС]
Reverse description: Herakles, naked, standing front, looking left, holding club in right hand, lion skin in left
Reverse inscription: OΔΗCCEITΩN
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Maidstone (District)
To be known as: Lenham

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Updated: Tuesday 12th September 2017

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