LEIC-84675A: Roman copper alloy as

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COIN

Unique ID: LEIC-84675A

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman as of Hadrian (AD 117-138), dating to the period AD 119 (Reece period 6). BRITANNIA, PONT MAX-[TR POT COS III], S C reverse type depicting Britannia seated facing right, foot on rock, resting head on right hand and holding sceptre, large shield to right. As RIC II, p. 412, no. 577A or 577B. This is a coin of British Association, struck in Rome for issue in Britain - 39 specimens were found in the Sacred Spring in Bath (As Walker, 1988: p. 291, nos. 1-39, pl. XXXI).

Notes:

Coin of British Association: Hadrian Britannia

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 119
Date to: Circa AD 119

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 5.54 g
Diameter: 24 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 21st September 2011 - Wednesday 21st September 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Elisabeth Janovsky
Identified by: Wendy Scott
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Bos6033
Museum accession number: X.A134.2013.18.0

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: As
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Hadrian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 6 [117-138]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Unclear laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Britannia seated facing right, foot on rock, resting head on right hand and holding sceptre, large shield to right.
Reverse inscription: BRITANNIA, PONT MAX-[TR POT COS III], S C

Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : II p. 412, no. 577A or 577B

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Hinckley and Bosworth (District)
To be known as: Bosworth

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Bosworth Battlefield Survey

References cited

No references cited so far.

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