WMID-CDBC92: Roman Coin: Copper alloy dupondius or as, of uncertain emperor (1st - 3rd Century AD)

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-CDBC92

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete struck / hammered copper alloy dupondius or as, of uncertain emperor, but probably of 1st to 3rd century AD dating. Reverse type uncertain, depicts a possible figure standing left, holding a spear or sceptre on left. Mint uncertain.

Diameter: 28.0 mm
Thickness: 3.6 mm
Weight: 12.8 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 1
Date to: Circa AD 250

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.6 mm
Weight: 12.8 g
Diameter: 28 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 7th March 2018 - Wednesday 7th March 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Helen Glenn
Identified by: Miss Helen Glenn

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius, dupondius or as
Denomination qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Appears to be bust left - coin is heavily worn.

Reverse description: Possible figure standing left, possibly holding spear or sceptre on left

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: South Staffordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Brewood and Coven (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ8607
Four figure Latitude: 52.66053684
Four figure longitude: -2.20842136
1:25K map: SJ8607
1:10K map: SJ80NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out detecting

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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