IOW-90F6B3: Roman Provincial Coin: Coin struck for Hadrian at Sardis in Lydia (Asia Minor)

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-90F6B3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete and worn Roman Provincial copper-alloy coin struck for Hadrian (AD 117-38), dating to the period AD 117-38. Temple of Aphrodite at Paphos, in which conical xoanon with star and crescent above; to left and right, flaming torch and column; paved semi-circular walled courtyard in front reverse type. Mint of Sardis, in Lydia (Asia Minor).

Obverse: ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС; Laureate and draped bust right.

Reverse: ΠΑΦΙΗ СΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ; Temple of Aphrodite at Paphos, in which conical xoanon with star and crescent above; to left and right, flaming torch and column; paved semi-circular walled courtyard in front.

Diameter: 23.4mm. Weight: 8.08g. DA=12:12.

Roman Provincial Coinage Vol III, no. 2400; BMC Greek, Sardis 285

The recorder wishes to thank Dario Calomino and Michel Amandry for help with the identification of this coin.

Find of note status

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

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Date from: Exactly AD 117
Date to: Exactly AD 138

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 8.08 g
Diameter: 23.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 3rd December 2017 - Sunday 3rd December 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2017-7-322

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: Hadrian
Mint or issue place: Sardes
Obverse description: Laureate and draped bust right
Obverse inscription: ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Reverse description: Temple of Aphrodite at Paphos, in which conical xoanon with star and crescent above; to left and right, flaming torch and column; paved semi-circular walled courtyard in front
Reverse inscription: ΠΑΦΙΗ СΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

  • BMC : Greek Sardis 285

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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