SOM-2C7BC4: Roman coin: dupondius or as of Julia Mamaea

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Unique ID: SOM-2C7BC4

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman copper alloy dupondius or as of Julia Mamaea or possibly other Severan empress, probably dating to AD 221 to 235 (Reece period 11). Unclear reverse type depicting a standing female figure facing left, her left arm bent and right hand held out holding unclear item. Minted at Rome.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 221
Date to: Circa AD 235

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.9 mm
Weight: 6.97 g
Diameter: 23.9 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Nonn Bound
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 017917

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Dupondius or as
Denomination qualifier: Probably
Ruler/issuer: Julia Mamaea
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 11 [222-238]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Draped and diademed female bust facing right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Standing female figure facing left, her left arm bent with arm by waist and right hand held out holding unclear item, unclear item, or possibly peacock, to left
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Sedgemoor (District)
To be known as: Middlezoy

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
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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Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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