BH-FC7864: Roman coin: Denarius of Trajan (incomplete)

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Unique ID: BH-FC7864

Object type certainty: Certain
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Approximately half of a silver Denarius of Trajan. The remainder is slightly corroded but has good surface detail. It measures 17.6mm diameter by 1.8mm thick and weighs 1.78g.

Class: Denarius

Subsequent actions

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


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 103
Date to: AD 111

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 1.78 g
Diameter: 17.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 10th August 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr David Thorold

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hertford 1514 - 3

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Trajan
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 5 [96-117]
Obverse description: Laureate head right.
Obverse inscription: [IMP TRAIA]NO AVG GER DAC P M TR [P]

Reverse description: Mars advancing left, holding [Victory] and trophy.
Reverse inscription: [COS V PP S P Q R O]PTIMO PRINCIPI

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: East Hertfordshire (District)
To be known as: Walkern

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: with finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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