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Unique ID: WILT-4049C6

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A Roman denarius of Hadrian (AD 117-38), probably a poorly cast fogery, reverse: Aeternitas standing left, holding up heads of sun in right hand and of moon in left, flanked in field by [AETE]R AVG. Measures 18mm, weighs 2.03g, die axis 7. The coin has slight wear and is badly damaged and incomplete, the surface breaking up.

Obverse: Laureate draped bust right
IMP]CAESAR[TRAIAN HADR]IANVS[ AVG
Reverse: Aeternitas standing left, holding up heads of sun in right hand and of moon in left, flanked in field by [AETE]R AVG
P M[ T R P CO]S III

Mint: Rome for prototype, AD 119 and later

Reference: cf. RIC 115

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 119
Date to: Circa AD 138

Dimensions and weight

Weight: 2.03 g
Diameter: 18 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st September 2011 - Thursday 24th November 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mr David Algar - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Wiltshire Heritage Museum Entry Form 1417

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire) [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Ruler/issuer: Hadrian [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Reece period: Period 6 [117-138] [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Obverse description: Laureate draped bust right
Obverse inscription: IMP]CAESAR[TRAIAN HADR]IANVS[ AVG
Reverse description: Aeternitas standing left, holding up heads of sun in right hand and of moon in left, flanked in field by [AETE]R AVG
Reverse inscription: P M[ T R P CO]S III
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Status: Contemporary copy

A resized image of Roman coin : Contemporary copy (probably) of a denarius of Hadrian

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Spatial metadata

Region: South West
County: Wiltshire
District: Wiltshire
To be known as: Pewsey

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: Tuesday 10th April 2012
Updated: Tuesday 10th April 2012

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