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Record ID: LANCUM-49682A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy Indo-Greek tetradrachm of the Kushan ruler Kujula Kadphises, struck in the Hindu Kush, dating to the period c.AD 40-90. Obverse: [BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣTHP]OΣΣV [EP]MAIOV, Diademed bust right with psuedo-Hermaeus legend. Reverse: Karoshti legend (Kujula Kasasa Kushana Yavugasa Dhramathidasa), Hercules standing facing holding club and lion skin. The coin is 22.59mm in diameter, 2.42mm in thickness and weighs 6.56g. As Mitchiner, 1978: p. 389, no. 2844. Examples of Indo-Greek coins have been recorded through the PAS. Some of these may well be genuine ancient losses, however o…
Created on: Friday 1st February 2019
Last updated: Thursday 7th February 2019
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Record ID: FASAM-0B7712
Object type: COIN
Broad period: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy coin of Gordian III (AD 238-44), struck at Nicopolis-ad-Istrum (in Moesia Inferior). The obverse legend is illegible, but the emperor is identified fromt he style of bust. The reverse inscription records the piece as coming from Nicopolis. The reverse type might be unpublished, but we will not know until a better example of this issue is found (either from a hoard or as a site-find, or in a publication that has not been consulted), but probably shows Hermes standing left.
Created on: Friday 28th February 2014
Last updated: Friday 10th April 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kirkham', grid reference and parish protected.


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