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Unique ID: PUBLIC-828FC8
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published
A copper-alloy Roman quadrans, anonymous issue, dating to the period c.AD 81-161. S C reverse type depicting a cuirass. Mint of Rome. As RIC II, p. 218, no. 19.
Meausrements: Diameter 18 mm, Thickness: 1 mm and Weight: 2.4 g
Quadrantes are rare as site finds in Britain, with only c.70 known examples. These small bronze coins were struck in Rome and circulated principally in Italy, only rarely travelling north of the Alps and most plausibly as a result of the movement of the Roman military. The quadrans (literally a 'quarter') was the smallest denomination in the Augustan monetary system, valued at a quarter of an as, or 64 to a denarius, or 1,600 to an aureus. A series of anonymous quadrantes, such as this example, were issued in the late-1st to 2nd centuries AD and are generally dated from the reigns of Domitian (AD 81-96) through Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161), after which the quadrans is no longer issued by the Roman mints.
This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Width: 18 mm
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 2.4 g
Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 29th September 2018
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Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Anonymous (Quadrans)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Mars right
Reverse description: A cuirass
Reverse inscription: S C
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status qualifier: Certain
4 Figure: TQ9147
Four figure Latitude: 51.19030095
Four figure longitude: 0.73193223
1:25K map: TQ9147
1:10K map: TQ94NW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.
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