CORN-A8FA6E: as of Tranquillina (obverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-A8FA6E

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy as of Sabinia Tranquillina (AD 241-244), wife of Gordian III, Reece period 12, dating from AD 241, CONCORDIA AVG S C reverse type depicting Concordia seated left, holding patera in right hand and cornucopiae in left, mint of Rome.

Cf. RIC Vol.IV, Part III, p.53, pl.4, fig.10, no.340

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 241
Date to: Exactly AD 241

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 8.52 g
Diameter: 26.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 17th April 2017 - Monday 17th April 2017

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 4e

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: As
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Tranquillina
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 12 [238-260]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: diademed draped bust facing right
Obverse inscription: [SABINIA TRAN]QVIL[LINA AVG]

Reverse description: Concordia seated left, holding patera in right hand and cornucopiae in left
Reverse inscription: [CONCORDIA AVG] // S C

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : IV, part III, no.340

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: SW3723
Four figure Latitude: 50.04887351
Four figure longitude: -5.6751472
1:25K map: SW3723
1:10K map: SW33SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found with a sestertius of Gordian III.
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Mattingly, H. and Sydenham, E.A. 1949 Roman Imperial Coinage IV, Part III: Gordian III to Uranius Antoninus London Spink & Son Limited 53, pl.4, fig.10 no.340

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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