NCL-123055: Lead coin object

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Unique ID: NCL-123055

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A lead-alloy or base silver contemporary copy of a denarius, possibly of Marcus Aurelius as Caesar and dating to the period AD 139 to 161 (Reece period 7). Unclear reverse type depicting figure left with cornucopiae. This coin has been folded and squeezed.


SF 4900

Evidence of reuse: This coin has been bent, rolled and squeezed.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 139
Date to: AD 161
Period of reuse: ROMAN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.05 g
Diameter: 16 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 1986 - Saturday 1st January 2000

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Philippa Walton
Identified by: Dr Philippa Walton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Probably
Ruler/issuer: Marcus Aurelius (as Caesar)
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Obverse description: Bare-head right
Obverse inscription: [...]

Reverse description: Female left with cornucopiae
Reverse inscription: [...]

Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Darlington (Unitary Authority)
District: Darlington (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Piercebridge (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ2115
Four figure Latitude: 54.529849
Four figure longitude: -1.677018
1:25K map: NZ2115
1:10K map: NZ21NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NCL
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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