ESS-12B517: Roman coin: As or Dupondius, possibly of Faustina the Elder

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Unique ID: ESS-12B517

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn copper-alloy as or dupondis possibly of Faustinia the Elder (AD141-60)

Both surfaces are worn and badly corroded.

The coin is 29.4mm in diameter, 3.5mm thick and weighs 16.17g.

Reece period 7.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 141
Date to: Circa AD 160

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.5 mm
Weight: 16.17 g
Diameter: 29.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 2nd September 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Colin Rose
Identified by: Mr Colin Rose

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Dupondius or as
Denomination qualifier: Possibly
Ruler/issuer: Faustina the Elder
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Obverse description: Bare-headed bust right.
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Illegible
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Braintree (District)
Parish or ward: Feering (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL8720
Four figure Latitude: 51.84727133
Four figure longitude: 0.71346644
1:25K map: TL8720
1:10K map: TL82SE
Grid reference source: From 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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