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    • Broad period: ROMAN
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Record ID: LON-EAFAB5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A copper alloy nummus of House of Constantine, commemorative VRBS ROMA issue dating to AD 332. Reverse Wolf and twins. Reece period 17. Mint of Lyons. RIC VII:138 No.257. This coin was found in the same area as a group of eight nummi LON-E49DB2 and may be associated with these coins. Dimensions: diameter: 16.97mm; weight: 2.68g. Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Ruler/issuer: House of Constantine Reece period: Period 17 [330-348] Mint or issue place: Lugdunum Obverse description: Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Roma facing left. Obverse inscription: VRBS/ROMA Reverse description: Wol…
Created on: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
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Record ID: LON-1E2069
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A fragment of Roman ceramic Verulamium Region Coarse White-slipped ware (VCWS) jar, Hadrianic to Antonine date AD120-190. The fragment consists of a handle with two ribs and part of the body of the vessel. The remaining fragment is undecorated; the exterior surface has a thin white slip and the interior is an oxidised red. The fabric is oxidised red with numerous sand inclusions throughout. Jars with this type of handle can be seen in Davies, Richardson and Tomber (1994:57 fig.47 No.262-263). Dimensions: length: 43.14mm; width: 47.03mm; weight: 16.25g Davies et al (1994:59) write "M…
Created on: Friday 19th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd January 2018
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Record ID: LON-1E182C
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A rim sherd fragment from a Roman Gaulish samian ware hemispherical bowl Form Dragendorff 37 by the Les Martres de Veyre potter known as 'X-2' dating to AD 100 - 120. The sherd has a beaded rim with a plain band beneath followed by a moulded decoration consisting of a band of rosette-tongued ovolo, under which is a wavy border and the top part of a figure consisting of head and arm, possibly Apollo with lyre. The fragment has a pink fabric and is coated in a red slip on both the inside and outside which is abraded with some of the slip worn away from the high points of the moulded deco…
Created on: Friday 19th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: LON-1E176A
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A base sherd fragment from a Roman Gaulish samian ware cup or small bowl dating to AD 70 - 230. The sherd has a shallow base with a beaded foot ring. No maker's stamp is present. The fragment has a pink fabric and is coated in a red slip on both the inside and outside. Dimensions: length: 82.61mm; width: 39.51mm; height: 16.36mm; weight: 28.38g. References: Oswald, F. and Pryce, T. Davies 1920. An introduction to the study of terra sigillata, London. de la Bedoyere, G. 1988. Samian Ware. Shire Publications Ltd, Aylesbury. Webster, P. 1996. Roman Samian Pottery in Britain. Practical…
Created on: Friday 19th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd January 2018
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Record ID: LON-1CD94C
Object type: TILE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A fragment of a Roman ceramic Lowther's Group 5 and Betts Die 13 relief-patterned flue-tile dating from AD 120-160. A similar tile is illustrated in Betts et al (1997:60 Fig.27h No.13). The front is decorated with relief-patterned rolled design in the "Diamond and lattice" group style. Betts writes "Keyed with wooden rollers applied when the clay was still damp, before they were put into the kiln to fire. This was added so the tiles could be more firmly mortared into place." The fabric is fully oxidised and red throughout. Betts et al (1997:82) write "At Winchester Palace example 13 wa…
Created on: Friday 19th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th January 2018
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Record ID: LON-DE647F
Object type: FLAGON
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A fragment of Roman ceramic Verulamium Region White ware (VRW) ring-neck flagon dating from the early Antonine period date AD 120-160. The fragment consists of the four rilled rim flagon neck and part of a three ribbed handle. The flagon is undecorated aside from the rim, the exterior surface has a thin white slip. The fabric is off-white with numerous inclusions throughout. Similar flagons can be seen in Davies, Richardson and Tomber (1994:44 fig.35 No.156 -157). Dimensions: height: 69.40mm; width of handle: 25.47mm; thickness of handle: 10.37mm; weight: 148.27g; diameter of apertur…
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
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Record ID: LON-74C1D4
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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An incomplete Roman copper alloy mandolin shaped spoon bowl probably dating AD 100-300. This is a Crummy Type 3 spoon. The bowl is concave and mandolin shaped in plan. The spoons surface exhibits traces of tinning on both the front and back of the spoon. The handle is missing but its ridge can be seen extending down the centre of the reverse. Crummy notes that although these spoons were probably made throughout the Roman period, they are likely to have been most popular in the second and third centuries AD. Similar spoons can be seen in (Crummy 1983:70 Fig.73 No. 2018-2019). Dimensio…
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
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Record ID: LON-74ABDE
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A copper alloy nummus of Constantius II as Caesar (AD 324-337) dating to the period AD 330-331 Reverse shows two soldiers and two standards. Reece period 17. Mint of Trier. RIC 521 or 528, the mint mark -/-//TRS (RIC 521). Dimensions: diameter: 17.56mm; weight: 2.19g. Obverse description: Right facing bust, cuirassed and laureate Obverse inscription: FLIVLCONSTANTIVSNOBC Reverse description: two solders two standards Reverse inscription: GLOR IAEXERC ITVS
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
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Record ID: LON-67E4CA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete and worn Roman copper-alloy as of Vespasian (AD 69-79), dating to the period c. AD 72 (Reece period 4). S C in the field reverse type depicting an Eagle standing front on globe, wings outstretched, head right. Mint of Lyon. Cf. RIC II (2nd ed.), p. 145, no. 1202. Obverse description: Laureate bust right. Obverse inscription: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG COS IIII Reverse description: S C in field; an Eagle standing front on globe, wings outstretched, head right. Dimensions: diameter: 29.91mm. weight: 9.17g.
Created on: Wednesday 10th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
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Record ID: LON-4B5962
Object type: TILE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A fragment of Roman ceramic tile with Procuratorial stamp dating from AD 80-120. The fragment of tegula or brick has the impression of a stamp that when complete would have read P.PR.BR within an ansate frame, this is a type 2485.10 stamp, similar stamps are depicted in Collingwood (1993:39 xii and xvii). Only the last two letters of the stamp, 'BR' remain. The full stamp would have read P(rocuratores) PR(ovinciae) BR(itanniae). Betts (1995:207) writes "Another stamp (Die 10) must have been in use for a considerable period as certain examples show distinct signs of wear." There were 45…
Created on: Tuesday 9th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th January 2018
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Record ID: LON-F6DDA2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
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A Roman copper alloy nummus of Licinius (308-324) (Reece period 15). Dimensions: diameter: 21.15mm; weight: 3.00g. Obverse description: Laureate bust right Obverse inscription: IMP LICINI[VS PF AVG ] Reverse description: [] Reverse inscription: []
Created on: Friday 5th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Abridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-F6DD13
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete silver denarius of Severus Alexander (AD 222-235), mint of Rome issue AD 231-235, reverse depicting Providentia head turned left, holding corn-ears in right hand and cornucopiae in left; on ground modius. RIC IV Part II, p. 89, cf. no. 250c. Obverse description: Laureate head right, slight drapery over left shoulder and behind neck. Obverse inscription: IMP.ALEXANDER PIVS AVG Reverse description: Providentia head turned left, holding corn-ears in right hand and cornucopiae in left; on ground modius. Reverse inscription: PROVIDENTIA AVG Dimensions: diameter: 20.43mm, wei…
Created on: Friday 5th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 5th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Abridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-F6DBE8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
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A complete silver denarius of Hadrian (AD 117-138), mint of Rome issue AD 118, reverse depicting Pietas standing right with hands raised. RIC II, p. 346, cf. no. 52. Obverse description: Bearded bust laureate, with drapery on left shoulder, facing right Obverse inscription: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG Reverse description: Pietas standing right with hands raised. Reverse inscription: P M TR P COS DES III, VOT PVB Dimensions: diameter: 18.12mm, weight: 2.37g, die axis: 7
Created on: Friday 5th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 5th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Abridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-F6DB33
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
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An incomplete silver denarius of Commodus (AD 172-192), mint of Rome issue AD 192, reverse depicting Victory walking left, holding wreath and palm. RIC III, p. 393, cf. no. 237. Obverse description: Laureate head right . Obverse inscription: L AEL AVREL [CO-MM AVG P FEL] Reverse description: Victory walking left, holding wreath and palm, star in left field Reverse inscription: P M TR P XVII IMP VIII C[OS VII P P] Dimensions: diameter: 16.46mm, weight: 1.66 g, die axis: 6
Created on: Friday 5th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 5th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Abridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-F6C920
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A base sherd from a Roman Central Gaulish Lezoux samian ware plate/bowl, possibly Form Drag 18 or Drag 31 dating to AD 135-170. The remaining sherd consists of part of the foot ring and base of the vessel. The centre of the base rises into a cone with a maker's stamp CREIRO.OFI impressed across the top of the cone at the centre of the interior of the vessel. This is the stamp of the potter Criciro v, who was working in Lezoux from AD 135-170. The foot ring is chamfered. The fragment has a pink fabric and is coated in a red slip on both the inside and outside. Similar examples are illus…
Created on: Friday 5th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
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Record ID: LON-B759E6
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A group of nine Roman nummi dating from AD367-375 and two radiate coins dating from AD271-274. These coins were found dispersed in the same area. 1. A Roman copper alloy nummus of Valens, SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE reverse depicting Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm. Mint of Lyons, AD 367-75 (Reece period 19). RIC volume IX, Dimensions: diameter: 17.60mm; weight: 2.32g. Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) Ruler/issuer: Valens Reece period: Period 19 [364-378] Mint or issue place: Lugdunum Obverse description: Diademed, draped cuirassed bust right Obverse inscription: DN VALE…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 4th January 2018
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Record ID: LON-C13C40
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A copper alloy nummus of Constantius II as Caesar (AD 324-337) dating to the period AD 335-337 Reverse shows two soldiers and one standard. Reece period 17. Mint of Trier. RIC VII, p.223, no.586. Obverse description: Right facing bust, cuirassed and laureate Obverse inscription: [CONSTANTI] NVSIVNNC Reverse description: two solders one standards Reverse inscription: GLOR [IA]EXERC ITVS] Dimensions: diameter: 15.08mm; weight: 1.53g. Similar coins on the database are ASHM-83A487 and SOM-80F268.
Created on: Thursday 21st December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 11th January 2018
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Record ID: LON-C0A6BC
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper alloy nummus of Valens AD GLORIA ROMANORVM reverse depicting emperor advancing right holding labarum and dragging captive from left. Mint of Arles, AD 367-75 (Reece period 19). RIC volume IX, p.59 no.18,19 xv(a). Dimensions: diameter: 18.94mm; weight: 2.41g. Obverse description: Diademed draped cuirassed bust right Obverse inscription: DN VALEN SPF AVG Reverse description: Emperor advancing right holding labarum and dragging captive from left Reverse inscription: GLORIARO [MA]NORVM
Created on: Thursday 21st December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 4th January 2018
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Record ID: LON-7AF771
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete copper alloy nummus of The House of Constantine (Constantius II or Constans), mint of Rome issue AD 337-340. (Reece Period 17). RIC VIII, p. 250, cf. nos. 22-23 Obverse: Rosette diademed, cuirassed bust right Obverse inscription: [ ... ](NST?) [ ... ] or similar Reverse: Securitas standing facing, legs crossed, head right, holding vertical sceptre and with left elbow on a column. Reverse inscription: [SECVRI] TAS REI P Mintmark: - // [R](*?)[ ] Dimensions: diameter: 13.70mm; weight: 1.14g.
Created on: Monday 18th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 21st December 2017
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Record ID: LON-A785E3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete copper alloy sestertius of Domitian (AD 81-96), mint of Rome issue AD 86 (Reece Period 4), RIC II (2nd ed), p. 298, no. 474. Obverse: Bust laureate right with aegis. Obverse inscription: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P Reverse: Domitian standing left with javelin and spear, crowned by Victory standing left with palm. Reverse inscription: SC Dimensions: diameter: 37.47mm; thickness: 4.32mm; weight: 25.62g.
Created on: Friday 8th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 8th December 2017
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