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.


Coin identified from images kindly supplied by the finder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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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