BM-E92BE5: Roman coin: Dupondius of Antoninus Pius

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COIN

Unique ID: BM-E92BE5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman dupondius of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161), dating to the period AD 153-155 (Reece period 7). [LIB]ERTAS-COS IIII, S C reverse type depicting Libertas standing left holding pileus and sceptre. Mint of Rome. This is probably a coin of British Association, cf. BMC 1969; RIC III, pp. 140, 142, nos. 917 (sestertius) & 933; Walker, pp. 294 & 297, nos. 1-5, 20ff, pls. XXXIV-XXXV

Notes:

Coin of British Association: Antoninus Libertas

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 153
Date to: Circa AD 155

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 24 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st September 2018

Personal details

Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Dr Andrew Brown

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: ANTONINVS AVG-PIVS P P TR P XV(III)

Reverse description: Libertas standing left holding pileus and sceptre
Reverse inscription: [LIB]ERTAS-COS IIII, S C

RIC Identifier: RIC III Antoninus Pius 933
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Chalgrove (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6396
Four figure Latitude: 51.65926267
Four figure longitude: -1.09062348
1:25K map: SU6396
1:10K map: SU69NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Updated: About one year ago

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