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Unique ID: BH-AB11C3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A complete Roman silver denarius of Trajan (AD 98-117) dating to the period AD 114-117 (Reece period 5). PA[RTHICO PM TR P] COS VI PP SPQR reverse depicting Providentia standing left, holding sceptre, pointing at globe at foot. As RIC II, p. 269, no. 365.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 114
Date to: Circa AD 117

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.62 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2017 - Monday 30th September 2019

Personal details

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Trajan
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 5 [96-117]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate, draped bust right
Obverse inscription: [I]MP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTI[M AVG GER] DAC

Reverse description: Providentia standing left, holding sceptre and pointing at globe
Reverse inscription: PA[RTHICO PM TR P] COS VI PP SPQR

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Reverse mint mark: PRO-VID
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
District: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Bletsoe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL0159
Four figure Latitude: 52.21996072
Four figure longitude: -0.52294512
1:25K map: TL0159
1:10K map: TL05NW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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