SOMDOR-7EF9A6: Roman Coin: Denarius of Vespasian

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Unique ID: SOMDOR-7EF9A6

Object type certainty: Certain
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Denarius of Vespasian, probably minted between 69-71 in Rome. Probably RIC no. 15 (volume II, p. 16).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Post AD 69
Date to: Ante AD 71

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.84 g
Diameter: 17.11 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 29th November 2004

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Base Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

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: Probably
Obverse description: Laureate bust, right

Reverse description: Seated figure, right, with trophy behind
Reverse inscription: [I]UDAEA

Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Sedgemoor (District)
To be known as: Otterhampton area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Mattingly, H. and Sydenham, E.A. 1930 Roman Imperial Coinage: Antoninus Pius to Commodus London Spink and Son Ltd 16 no. 15

Similar objects

Find number: YORYM-00A591
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Silver denarius of Vespasian, COSITERTRPOT, Rome, AD 69-71. RIC, II, p16, no.9.
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Find number: YORYM-C443C4
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Silver denarius of Vespasian, COS.ITER.TR.POT, Rome, AD 69-71. RIC, II, p16, 9.
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: IARCW-63DAF35A
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
A Denarius of Vespasian (69-71) Reverse: IVDAEA Reference: RIC II Vespasian 15
Workflow: PublishedFind published

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOMDOR
Created: 16 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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