BM-6AB612: Roman coin: as of Hadrian

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COIN

Unique ID: BM-6AB612

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman as of Hadrian (AD 117-138), dating to the period AD 119 (Reece period 6). BRITANNIA (in exergue), PONT MAX [TR POT COS III], S C reverse type depicting Britannia seated facing right, foot on rock, resting head on right hand and holding sceptre, large shield to right. As RIC II, p. 412, no. 577B. This is a coin of British Association, struck in Rome for issue in Britain - 39 specimens were found in the Sacred Spring in Bath (As Walker, 1988: p. 291, nos. 1-39, pl. XXXI).

Notes:

Coin identified from images kindly supplied by the finder.

Coin of British Association: Hadrian Britannia

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 119
Date to: Circa AD 119

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 7 g
Diameter: 25 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: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: As
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Hadrian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 6 [117-138]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: Laureate and draped(?) bust right
Obverse inscription: [...]RAIANVS-[...]

Reverse description: Britannia seated facing right, foot on rock, resting head on right hand and holding sceptre, large shield to right.
Reverse inscription: BRITANNIA (in exergue), PONT MAX [TR POT COS III], S C

RIC Identifier: RIC II Hadrian 577B
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : II p. 412, no. 577B

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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