NCL-7177C3: Roman Coin:  Denarius of Antoninus Pius

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COIN

Unique ID: NCL-7177C3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A fragment of a silver denarius of Antoninus Pius dating to the period AD 152 to 153 (Reece period 7). COS IIII reverse type depicting Annona standing left holding corn ears and resting left hand on modius resting on prow. Mint of Rome. cf. RIC III, p. 53, no. 221 var. This coin is a variant of the cited RIC type as it depicts Antoninus Pius bare-headed rather than laureate on the obverse. It is noted by Strack.

The coin is incomplete and may have been deliberately cut, following the line of the emperor's bust on the obverse. It is also possible that the circumference of the coin was also notched in the manner of a Republican 'denarius serratus' although it is difficult to be certain as so little of the circumference remains.

Notes:

SF 899

Evidence of reuse: The coin is incomplete and it may have been deliberately cut following the line of the emperor's bust on the obverse. It is also possible that the circumference of the coin was also notched in the manner of a Republican 'denarius serratus'.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 152
Date to: AD 153
Period of reuse: ROMAN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 1.7 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 1984 - Tuesday 1st January 1985

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: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Fragment

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Antoninus Pius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: Bare-headed bust right
Obverse inscription: [...]AV[G] PIV[S] [...]

Reverse description: Annona standing left holding corn-ears and resting left hand on prow of ship
Reverse inscription: CO[...]I

Status: Regular
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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