CORN-CB0872: as of Vespasian (obverse)

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-CB0872

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

Copper alloy as of Vespasian (AD 69-79), Reece period 4, S C reverse type depicting eagle standing front on globe with wings outstretched but head missing and also S and C to left and right of wings. Mint of Lugdunum or Lyons.

Cf. RIC Vol.II (2nd edition), p.145, pl.64, no.1202, dating to AD 72

See record BERK-8A1BF5 for a similar but complete coin which is dated to AD 72.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 72
Date to: Exactly AD 72

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.7 mm
Weight: 4.48 g
Diameter: 22 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 11th September 2017 - Tuesday 12th September 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: 4a

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: As
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Vespasian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 4 [69-96]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: laureate head facing right
Obverse inscription: missing

Reverse description: eagle standing front on globe with wings outstretched but head missing and also S and C to left and right of wings
Reverse inscription: [S / C] missing

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

Coin references

  • RIC : II, Part 1, 2nd edition, no.1202

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: SW3623
Four figure Latitude: 50.04843072
Four figure longitude: -5.68908543
1:25K map: SW3623
1:10K map: SW33SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 10 months ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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