LEIC-B859FD: Roman copper alloy nummus

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COIN

Unique ID: LEIC-B859FD

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman copper alloy Roman Provincial coin of the empress Tranquillina (AD 241-44), minted at Sardis in Lydia (AsiaMinor).

Obverse inscription:ΦΟΥΡ ΤΡΑΝΚΥΛΛƐΙΝΑ ϹΑ
Obverse design: draped and diademed bust of Tranquillina, r.
Reverse inscription: ϹΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ Β ΝƐΩΚΟΡΩΝ
Reverse design: Demeter standing l., holding ears of corn and long torch; at her feet, serpent

BMC Greek, Lydia, no. 193; RPC Online Volume VII.1, № 242.1

(with thanks to Dario Calomino for his assistance)

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: Exactly AD 241
Date to: Exactly AD 344

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.67 g
Diameter: 21 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Unit view all attributed records
Ruler/issuer: Tranquillina
Mint or issue place: Sardes
Obverse description: Diademed and draped bust right
Obverse inscription: ΦΟΥΡ ΤΡΑΝΚΥΛΛƐΙΝΑ ϹΑ
Reverse description: Demeter standing l., holding ears of corn and long torch; at her feet, serpent
Reverse inscription: ϹΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ Β ΝƐΩΚΟΡΩΝ
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Coin references

  • BMC : Greek, Lydia no. 193

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
Parish or ward: Knapwell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL3360
Four figure Latitude: 52.22215748
Four figure longitude: -0.05438244
1:25K map: TL3360
1:10K map: TL36SW
What3Words: barstool.goat.breeze
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Created: 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Updated: 2 weeks, 1 day ago

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