WAW-B3EE54: Roman coin:plated copy of a denarius of Antoninus Pius (Obverse and reverse).

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Unique ID: WAW-B3EE54

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Fragment of a plated silver denarius of Nerva (96-8), based on a prototype of Rome, FORTVNA AVGVST, AD 96. c.f RIC II, no. 4

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.8 g
Diameter: 16.83 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 2007 - Monday 5th February 2007

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Ruler/issuer: Nerva
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 5 [96-117]
Obverse description: Head facing right, laureate.
Obverse inscription: (IMP NERVA) CAES AVG [P M TR P CO}S II PP

Reverse description: FOR[TVNA AVGVST]
Reverse inscription: Fortune standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: North Warwickshire (District)
Parish or ward: Middleton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP1798
Four figure Latitude: 52.579551
Four figure longitude: -1.750556
1:25K map: SP1798
1:10K map: SP19NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Bruun, P.M. 1966 Roman Imperial Coinage London Spink and Sons Ltd 222 c.f. 4

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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