SWYOR-6FF698: Roman coin; denarius of Trajan

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COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-6FF698

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver Roman coin; a denarius of Trajan (98 - 117) showing Hercules on the reverse. The coin has a diameter of 17.5mm and is 2.3mm thick. It weighs 2.9g. It was minted in Rome in 101 or 102 AD. For reference see Roman Imperial Coinage Volume II, page 247, number 49.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 101
Date to: Circa AD 102

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.3 mm
Weight: 2.9 g
Diameter: 17.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 12th November 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

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: Probably
Obverse description: Laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM

Reverse description: Hercules facing forwards holding a cloak and a club.
Reverse inscription: PM TRP COS IIII PP

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

  • RIC : II 49

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
District: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Sprotbrough and Cusworth (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE5302
Four figure Latitude: 53.512019
Four figure longitude: -1.202255
1:25K map: SE5302
1:10K map: SE50SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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