LANCUM-49682A: Copper-alloy dupondius

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Unique ID: LANCUM-49682A

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Indo-Greek tetradrachm of the Kushan ruler Kujula Kadphises, struck in the Hindu Kush, dating to the period c.AD 40-90. Obverse: [BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣTHP]OΣΣV [EP]MAIOV, Diademed bust right with psuedo-Hermaeus legend. Reverse: Karoshti legend (Kujula Kasasa Kushana Yavugasa Dhramathidasa), Hercules standing facing holding club and lion skin. The coin is 22.59mm in diameter, 2.42mm in thickness and weighs 6.56g.

As Mitchiner, 1978: p. 389, no. 2844.

Examples of Indo-Greek coins have been recorded through the PAS. Some of these may well be genuine ancient losses, however others are likely to be more recent antiquarian losses. The findspot for the current example suggests it is most plausibly a more recent rather than genuinely ancient British loss.

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Indo-

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Period from: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Period to: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Date from: Circa AD 40
Date to: Circa AD 90

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.42 mm
Weight: 6.56 g
Diameter: 22.59 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Lydia Prosser
Identified by: Miss Lydia Prosser
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: N5215

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Tetradrachm view all attributed records
Ruler/issuer: Kujula Kadphises
Obverse description: Diademed bust right with psuedo-Hermaeus legend
Obverse inscription: [BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣTHP]OΣΣV [EP]MAIOV
Reverse description: Hercules standing facing holding club and lion skin
Reverse inscription: Karoshti legend (Kujula Kasasa Kushana Yavugasa Dhramathidasa)

Coin references

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Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Wyre (District)
Parish or ward: Cleveleys Park (District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD3243
Four figure Latitude: 53.87871929
Four figure longitude: -3.03585009
1:25K map: SD3243
1:10K map: SD34SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Other

References cited

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Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 16 days ago
Updated: 11 days ago

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