ESS-2C7051: Roman coin: gold aureus of Claudius

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Unique ID: ESS-2C7051

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A gold Roman aureus of Claudius (AD 41 - 54), dating to the period AD 41-42 (Reece period 2).

Obverse: TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P, laureate head right.

Reverse: CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI, Constantia seated left on curule chair, feet on stool, right hand raised.

Mint of Rome. As RIC I (2nd ed.), p.121, no. 2.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 41
Date to: Circa AD 42

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.1 mm
Weight: 7.61 g
Diameter: 19.3 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Aureus (Republic/Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Claudius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 2 [41-54]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P

Reverse description: Constantia seated left on curule chair, feet on stool, right hand raised
Reverse inscription: CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI

Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
RIC Identifier: RIC I (second edition) Claudius 2
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : I (2nd ed.) p.121, no. 2

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Tendring (District)
Parish or ward: Ardleigh (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM0327
Four figure Latitude: 51.9045409
Four figure longitude: 0.94954906
1:25K map: TM0327
1:10K map: TM02NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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