BERK-FA55B2: Roman coin of Elagabalus

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Unique ID: BERK-FA55B2

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman silver coin: denarius of Caracalla (AD198-217). Dimensions: diameter: 18.45mm; weight: 3.71g. Sear, D. 1988. Roman Coins and Their Values. Seaby: London. p.197.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Returned to finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 198
Date to: AD 217

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.71 g
Diameter: 18.45 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st November 2005 - Thursday 19th January 2006

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Kate Sumnall
Identified by: Mrs Kate Sumnall

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Caracalla
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 10 [193-222]
Obverse description: Laureate and draped bust right.
Obverse inscription: ANTONINVS A[V]G[V]ST[VS]

Reverse description: Emperor standing left with spear
Reverse inscription: [---] AVGG

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
To be known as: Cholsey

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Returned to finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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