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Unique ID: PUBLIC-8998B6

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

A very worn and abraded copper-alloy Roman dupondius or As, probably of Marcus Aurelius as Caesar (AD 139-161), Mint of Rome.Obv. Probably bare-headed bust right. Rev. probably Minerva standing left. Possibly a "Coin of British Association".


Possible Coin of British Association: Marcus Minerva

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 139
Date to: Circa AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.51 mm
Weight: 10.06 g
Diameter: 24.96 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 20th April 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Wendy Thompson
Identified by: Mrs Wendy Thompson
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Dupondius or as
Denomination qualifier: Probably
Ruler/issuer: Marcus Aurelius (as Caesar)
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Probably bare-headed bust right
Obverse inscription: [...]

Reverse description: Probably Minerva standing left
Reverse inscription: [...]

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

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Shepway (District)
Parish or ward: Lydd (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR0320
Four figure Latitude: 50.94369084
Four figure longitude: 0.88828899
1:25K map: TR0320
1:10K map: TR02SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting on private farmland
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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