IOW-6BAE48: Roman Coin: Dupondius of Antoninus Pius

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Unique ID: IOW-6BAE48

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete and worn Roman copper-alloy dupondius of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161), dating to the period AD 138-161 (Reece period 7). Unclear reverse type depicting Victory left holding wreath (and palm?). Mint of Rome.

Obverse: [...]; Radiate head right.

Reverse: [...]; Victory left holding wreath (and palm?).

Diameter: 24.0mm. Weight: 8.58g. DA=12:6-7.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 138
Date to: Exactly AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 8.59 g
Diameter: 24 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 19th August 2018 - Sunday 19th August 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-2-89

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Dupondius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Antoninus Pius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Radiate head right
Obverse inscription: […]

Reverse description: Victory left holding wreath (and palm?)
Reverse inscription: […]

Die axis measurement: 6 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: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 12 months ago
Updated: 12 months ago

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