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Copper-alloy gilt Roman coin mounted on iron object

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posted on 2021-10-26, 15:08 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Large brass of Nero, diameter 3.4cm. Gilded.Obv. Head of Nero r., laureate, within inscription IMP NERO CLAVDIUS CAESAR AVG GERM... Rev. Rome on heap of armour, holding in right hand a victoriola, and in left a spear. In exergue, ROMA figure flanked by letters S C. Border of billets. 3 perforation in edge. Found stuck to an iron object thought to be part of a horse-bit. Worn.Probably instrusive – B.B.

History

Grave ID

Guilton Grave 83

Object ID

M6072

Catalogue Number

M 6072

Material

copper alloy, iron, gilt (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; N/A) (Antiquarian Material; copper, gilt, iron)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

Roman coin, horse gear, unidentified, miscellaneous other, intrusive (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; N/A) (Antiquarian Keyword; coin, bridle)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Faussett

Category ID

coin-pendant

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