BH-01B2D4: Roman coin: Contemporary forgery of a Denarius of Elagabalus (probably)

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Unique ID: BH-01B2D4

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn and corroded (probably forged) silver Denarius, probably of Elagabalus. Measures 17.5mm in diameter, 1.5mm thick and weighs 2.39g.

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 229
Date to: AD 235

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 2.39 g
Diameter: 17.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 10th October 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Donna Watters
Identified by: Mr David Thorold

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 06/257 - 64

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Secondary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Elagabalus
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 10 [193-222]
Obverse description: Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Obverse inscription: IMP...NVS...[P] F AVG

Reverse description: (Probably) Emperor standing left sacrificing over altar.
Reverse inscription: [P M TR P] ..III COS III PP

Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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