OXON-56115C: Roman coin: Dupondius of Commodus

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COIN

Unique ID: OXON-56115C

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A worn and irregularly shaped copper alloy Roman Sestertius of Commodus (AD 175-192), dating to the period AD 189 (Reece period 9). [SECVRIT ORB P M T]R P XIIII [IMP VIII COS V] / DES VI, S C reverse type depicting Securitas seated left holding globe in right hand, resting left arm on chair. Mint of Rome. As RIC III, p. 428, no. 545.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 189
Date to: Circa AD 189

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.8 mm
Width: 24.7 mm
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 13.5 g

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: OXPAS2018.674

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Commodus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 9 [180-193]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: [M COMMOD A]NT P FE-[LIX AVG BRIT P P]

Reverse description: Securitas seated left holding globe in right hand, resting left arm on chair
Reverse inscription: [SECVRIT ORB P M T]R P XIIII [IMP VIII COS V] / DES VI, S C

RIC Identifier: RIC III Commodus 545
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : III p. 428, no. 545

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP6002
Four figure Latitude: 51.71353122
Four figure longitude: -1.13295866
1:25K map: SP6002
1:10K map: SP60SW
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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: OXON
Created: 8 days ago
Updated: 7 days ago

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