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LANCUM-8DFFE7: A worn silver Roman denarius of Titus (79-81) as caesar under Vespasian

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A worn silver Roman denarius of Titus (79-81) as caesar under Vespasian, dating to the period c.77-78 (Reece period 4). COS [VI] reverse type depicting Mars standing left holding spear and trophy. Mint of Rome. cf. RIC II (2nd ed.), p. 127, no. 948.

It measures 18.28mm in diameter, 2.15mm in thickness, and weighs 2.83g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 77
Date to: Circa AD 78

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.15 mm
Weight: 2.83 g
Diameter: 18.28 mm

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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: Vespasian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 4 [69-96]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: T CAESAR IM[P VESPA]SIANVS (retrograde)

Reverse description: Mars standing left holding spear and tgrophy
Reverse inscription: COS [VI]

RIC Identifier: RIC II, Part 1 (second edition) Vespasian 948
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Allerdale (District)
To be known as: Near Crosscanonby

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 10 months ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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