SOMDOR-90F573: Roman Coin: Contemporary Copy of a Denarius of Trajan

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COIN

Unique ID: SOMDOR-90F573

Object type certainty: Certain
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Denarius of Trajan, P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R (Providentia), 114-7. RIC vol. II p. 269, no. 359.

Notes:

This coin has reddish patina which might indicate that it is a base metal copy. However, the reverse appears to show some silver under the patina. The patina might have been caused by the soil conditions where the coin was buried.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Post AD 114
Date to: Ante AD 117

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.78 g
Diameter: 19.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 27th March 2007

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Entry 021507

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Trajan
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 5 [96-117]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate and draped bust, right
Obverse inscription: [IMP] CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GER DA[C PARTHICO]

Reverse description: Providentia standing left holding sceptre and leaning on column, pointing at globe at feet
Reverse inscription: P M TR P C[OS VI P P] S P Q R; PR[O AVG] across field

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

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Taunton Deane (District)
To be known as: Taunton

Spatial coordinates


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

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Mattingly, H. and Sydenham, E.A. 1926 Roman Imperial Coinage: Vespasian to Hadrian London Spink and Son Ltd 269 no. 359

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

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