SWYOR-970D68: Roman provincial coin

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COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-970D68

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman provincial bronze coin of Tityassus (Pisidia), possibly of Trajan Decius (AD 249-251), dating to the period c.AD 249-251 (Reece period 12). [...]CC[...] reverse type depicting a Temple with four columns. Cf. RPC IX (online edition) no. 963 (http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/9/963/). This coin has an extremely corroded flan and is underweight compared to the RPC examples. Its patina and findspot suggest it is a genuine ancient loss, although a more recent loss cannot be ruled out entirely.

The coin is 17.3mm diameter, 2.7mm thick and 3.4g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Period from: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Period to: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Date from: Circa AD 249
Date to: Circa AD 251

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.7 mm
Weight: 3.4 g
Diameter: 17.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st February 2018 - Wednesday 28th February 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Mr Dario Calomino
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3206

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Uncertain (copper alloy) view all attributed records
Ruler/issuer: Trajan Decius
Mint or issue place: Pamphylia
Obverse description: Unclear laureate and draped bust right
Obverse inscription: [ΑΥ ΚΑΙϹ Μ ΚΥ ΤΡΑ ΔƐΚΙΟΝ ƐΥ]
Reverse description: Temple with four columns
Reverse inscription: [ΤΙΤΥΑ]ϹϹ[ƐΩΝ]

Coin references

  • RPC : IX cf. no. 963

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: York (Unitary Authority)
District: York (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Askham Richard (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE5446
Four figure Latitude: 53.90735299
Four figure longitude: -1.17952129
1:25K map: SE5446
1:10K map: SE54NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 28 days ago
Updated: 21 days ago

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