OXON-6DBE36: Roman coin: Dupondius

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Unique ID: OXON-6DBE36

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman coin, possibly the core of a very worn sestertius of unclear Antonine ruler, probably Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161), dating to the period c.AD 138-161 (Reece period 7). Reverse type depicting standing female figure left, possibly Pax, holding branch(?) and cornucopiae. Mint of Rome.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 138
Date to: Circa AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.1 mm
Weight: 9.7 g
Diameter: 27.5 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2018.652

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Reverse description: Standing female figure left, possibly Pax, holding branch(?) and cornucopiae
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
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: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
Parish or ward: Haddenham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7307
Four figure Latitude: 51.75694063
Four figure longitude: -0.94378062
1:25K map: SP7307
1:10K map: SP70NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: OXON
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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