CORN-A3FBC3: dupondius or as of Hadrian (obverse)

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Unique ID: CORN-A3FBC3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Copper alloy dupondius or as, probably of Hadrian (AD 117-138), with bearded bust facing right and standing figure on obverse with transverse sceptre or rudder in left hand and large 'S' and 'C' to the left and right, so possibly SALVS PVBLICA S C reverse type depicting Salus draped, standing left with right foot on globe, holding patera in right hand and rudder upwards in left, mint of Rome.

Cf. BMC III, p.421, pl.79, fig.13, no.1237

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 117
Date to: Exactly AD 138

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 5.03 g
Diameter: 22 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st May 2017 - Monday 1st May 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 1

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Dupondius or as
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Hadrian
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 6 [117-138]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: bearded head facing right
Obverse inscription: [...]TRAIA[...]

Reverse description: Salus draped, standing left with right foot on globe, holding patera in right hand and rudder upwards in left
Reverse inscription: [SALVS PVBLICA] S C

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: St. Levan (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW3622
Four figure Latitude: 50.03945565
Four figure longitude: -5.68839665
1:25K map: SW3622
1:10K map: SW32NE
What3Words: sketching.landmark.tightrope
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: Tuesday 26th September 2017
Updated: Sunday 1st October 2017

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