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coin

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1931,1006.13

  • Denomination

    • dupondius
  • Description

    Copper alloy coin.(obverse) Head of Titus, radiate, left.
    (reverse) Fountain on plinth (Meta Sudans).

  • State

    • Roman Empire
  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 80-81
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 17.12 grammes
    • Die-axis: 6 o'clock
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        [I]MP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        S C
      • Inscription Comment

        in field
  • Curator's comments

    Type seems to be contemporary with the sestertii of Titus honouring the neighbouring monument which now overshadowed the Meta Sudans: the Flavian Amphiteatre or Colosseum. For example, see sestertius 1844,0425.712 which shows both structures together.

  • Bibliography

    • RE2 195A, p.264 bibliographic details
    • RIC2.1 205, p.211 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1931

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    1931,1006.13

  • C&M Catalogue number

    • RE2p264.195A
Copper alloy coin (fake)

Obverse & Reverse

Copper alloy coin (fake)

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