BH-722C83: Roman coin: denarius of Hadrian

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Unique ID: BH-722C83

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver denarius of Hadrian (AD 117-138); COS III (seven stars above crescent) reverse type; struck in Rome, AD 125-128; RIC no. 202. The coin is slightly worn. It measures 17.7mm in diameter, 2.2mm thick and weighs 2.55g.

Class: Denarius

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder.


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 125
Date to: AD 128

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.2 mm
Weight: 2.55 g
Diameter: 17.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 10th April 2008

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 08/118 - 1

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Hadrian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 6 [117-138]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right.
Obverse inscription: HADRIANVS-AVGVSTVS

Reverse description: Seven stars above a crescent.
Reverse inscription: COS-III

Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : II p. 362, no. 202

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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