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BH-FE6561: Roman coin: Quinarius of Vespasian.

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Unique ID: BH-FE6561

Object type certainty: Certain
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Slightly worn and corroded Roman silver Quinarius of Vespasian; 72-3 AD date. Plated forgery; obverse legend in retrograde. VICTORIA AVGVSTI reverse type. Measures 18.5mm in diameter, 2.1mm thick and weighs 2.3g.

Class: Quinarius

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 72
Date to: AD 73

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.1 mm
Weight: 2.3 g
Diameter: 18.5 mm

Discovery dates

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

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 07/38 - 1

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Quinarius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Vespasian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 4 [69-96]
Obverse description: Laureate head right.
Obverse inscription: [IMP C]AESAR VESPASIANVS AVG

Reverse description: Victory advancing right, holding palm and placing a wreath on a standard set in the ground.
Reverse inscription: VICTORIA AVGVSTI

Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Contemporary copy (Plated copy)
Status qualifier: Certain

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: Ashwell

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Seaby, H.A. Roman Silver Coins Seaby Vol II no. 617a

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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