BM-6A9A64: Roman coin: dupondius of Domitian

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Unique ID: BM-6A9A64

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete and corroded copper-alloy Roman dupondius of Domitian (AD 81-96), dating to the period AD 85-89 (Reece period 4). [FIDEI PV]BLICAE, S C reverse type depicting Fides standing right holding corn ears and plate of fruit. Mint of Rome. Cf. RIC II (2nd ed.), p.290, no. 369 passim.

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Coin identified from images kindly supplied by the finder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 85
Date to: Circa AD 89

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 8 g
Diameter: 27 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st August 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Dupondius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Domitian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 4 [69-96]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Radiate head right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Fides standing right holding corn ears and plate of fruit
Reverse inscription: [FIDEI PV]BLICAE, S C

Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : II (2nd ed.) cf. p.290, no. 369 passim

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
To be known as: Shenstone

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
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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