IOW-4FCB3C: Roman Coin: Dupondius of Hadrian

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-4FCB3C

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete Roman copper-alloy dupondius of Hadrian (AD 117-138), dating to the period AD 119-121 (Reece period 6). VIRTVTI AVGVSTI, S C reverse type depicting Virtus standing right resting left foot on helmet, holding vertical spear and parazonium. Mint of Rome.

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

Reverse: [VIRTVTI AVGVSTI], S [C]; Virtus standing right resting left foot on helmet, holding vertical spear and parazonium.

Length: 21.5m; width: 20.7mm. Weight: 3.96g. DA=12:5.

As RIC II, p. 418, no. 605.

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 119
Date to: Exactly AD 121

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.5 mm
Width: 20.7 mm
Weight: 3.96 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 7th October 2018 - Sunday 7th October 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: IOW2018-1-298

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Dupondius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Hadrian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 6 [117-138]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Radiate head right
Obverse inscription: […]

Reverse description: Virtus standing right resting left foot on helmet, holding vertical spear and parazonium
Reverse inscription: [VIRTVTI AVGVSTI], S [C]

Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
RIC Identifier: RIC II Hadrian 605
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : II p. 418, no. 605

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: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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