WILT-CA45F1: Roman coin : Argenteus of Diocletian

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Unique ID: WILT-CA45F1

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Silver argenteus of Diocletian, apparantly a contemporary cast fogery, 17mm in diameter and weighing 2.53g. It has a die axis 12. The surface is very rough and the lettering weak and unclear. Prototype Mint of Trier,c.f. RIC VI, 109a Mint: Trier Date: c.295-7 Reference: Roman Imperial Coinage 109a

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Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 295
Date to: AD 297

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.53 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Mr David Algar
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Argenteus
Ruler/issuer: Diocletian
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Obverse description: Laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: DIOCLET IANVS AV[G]

Reverse description: Four princes sacrificing over tripod before gateway in six-turetted enclosure
Reverse inscription: VIRTVS MILITVM

Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Reverse mint mark: -/-//C
Status: Contemporary copy (cast)

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Lacock (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST9168
Four figure Latitude: 51.410948
Four figure longitude: -2.130792
1:25K map: ST9168
1:10K map: ST96NW
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Mattingly, H. and Sydenham, E.A. 1936 Roman Imperial Coinage: Augustus to Vitellius London Spink and Son Ltd cf. 109a for prototype

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Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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