KENT-6C2CF1: Roman Dupondius of Vespasian

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Unique ID: KENT-6C2CF1

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A worn copper alloy Roman dupondius of Vespasian (AD 69-79), dating to AD 71-78 (Reece period 4). FIDES PVBLICA S C reverse type, depicting Fides, draped, standing left, holding patera in right hand and cornucopiae in left. Mint of Lugdunum (Lyon). As RIC II (2nd ed.), no. 1163-1165, 1210, 1213.

Measurements: 24.1mm in diameter, 2.6mm thick 6.85g in weight.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 71
Date to: Circa AD 78

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.6 mm
Weight: 6.85 g
Diameter: 24.1 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Dupondius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Vespasian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 4 [69-96]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: [IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS____]

Reverse description: Fides, draped, standing left, holding patera in right hand and cornucopiae in left
Reverse inscription: FID[ES PVBLICA], S-C

Die axis measurement: 6 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: Kent (County)
District: Tunbridge Wells (District)
Parish or ward: Benenden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ8132
Four figure Latitude: 51.05880981
Four figure longitude: 0.58146171
1:25K map: TQ8132
1:10K map: TQ83SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: KENT
Created: About one month ago
Updated: 27 days ago

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