OXON-BB33D1: Roman coin: Dupondius of Nero

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Unique ID: OXON-BB33D1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn copper ally Roman dupondius of Nero, dating to the period AD 54-68. Reece Period 3. Reverse depicts a figure standing left, possibly with arm outstretched (probably GENIO AVGVSTI or VICTORIA AVGVSTI). Most detail and all legends are illegible due to wear. Mint of Rome.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 54
Date to: Circa AD 68

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.7 mm
Weight: 8.5 g
Diameter: 26.2 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2019.247

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Dupondius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Nero
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 3 [54-68]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bust right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Figure advancing left
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Cherwell (District)
Parish or ward: Merton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP5719
Four figure Latitude: 51.8666749
Four figure longitude: -1.17358811
1:25K map: SP5719
1:10K map: SP51NE
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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: OXON
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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