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LEIC-F77918: Roman silver denarius of Vespasian

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Unique ID: LEIC-F77918

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman silver denarius of Vespasian, 72-3AD, Rome, VESTA (RIC II (2nd ed), no. 360; (1st ed: no. 50).


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 1.53 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 10th September 2008

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Vespasian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 4 [69-96]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: right facing laureate bust
Obverse inscription: [IMP]CAES VESP[AVG]P M COS IIII

Reverse description: Vesta standing with simpulum and sceptre
Reverse inscription: VESTA

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Reverse mint mark: none
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Harborough (District)
Parish or ward: Peatling Magna (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP5991
Four figure Latitude: 52.513703
Four figure longitude: -1.132035
1:25K map: SP5991
1:10K map: SP59SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Sear, D.R. 1988 Roman Coins and their Values Seaby 438 2316

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

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