SOM-40B3A8: Roman coin

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-40B3A8

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A heavily corroded copper-alloy Roman as or dupondius of Antonine date, possibly Macus Aurelius (AD 161-180) as Caesar, dating to the period c.AD 139-161 (Reece period 7). Reverse type possibly depicting Mars walking right holding spear and trophy. Mint of Rome. cf. RIC III, p. 184, no. 1322. If this is indeed Marcus as Caesar with the Mars reverse type then it is possibly a Coin of British Association as listed by D. Walker in his report on the Sacred Springs at Bath (Walker, 1988: pp. 295, 299, nos. 382-435, pl. XXXVIII).

Notes:

Possible Coin of British Association: Marcus Mars

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 138
Date to: Circa AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 7.02 g
Diameter: 23.72 mm

Rally details.

This object was found at Court Farm, Spaxton 21/09/2008

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Naomi Payne
Identified by: Dr Naomi Payne
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Reverse description: Mars walking right holding spear and trophy?
Reverse inscription: [...], [S] C

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

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Sedgemoor (District)
Parish or ward: Spaxton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST2237
Four figure Latitude: 51.12694805
Four figure longitude: -3.11599787
1:25K map: ST2237
1:10K map: ST23NW
Grid reference source: Recorded at a rally
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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Updated: 9 months ago

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