KENT-357B93: Kent-357B93. Roman. Coin. Denarius of possibly Geta. Obverse.

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COIN

Unique ID: KENT-357B93

Object type certainty: Certain
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1st-mid 3rd Century. Probable silver denarius. Unable to identify the Emperor possibly one of nearly 30 - but could even represent a female with bun hairstyle. Length 17.3mm, Width 16.3mm, Thickness 2.5mm, Diameter 17.3mm, Weight 3.0g, Die axis 210 deg. or 7 o'clock. Obverse: Draped, probable bare bust right. Inscription: Illegible. Reverse: Securitas figure helmetted holding spear in left hand and either a shield in the right or is possibly leaning on a column. Inscription:SECV(RS)TA(S). Rather worn and very discoloured - grey/black with brown rusty stains on the surface. Ref. Roman Coins and their Values II, David R. Sear, Spink 2002, page 40.

Notes:

West Kent Detector Club co-operative effort with West Kent Archaeological Trust. LF09SF 10.

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 209
Date to: AD 212

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.3 mm
Width: 16.3 mm
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Weight: 3 g
Diameter: 17.3 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Geoff Burr
Identified by: Mr Geoff Burr
Secondary identifier: Mr Ken Peters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: LF09SF10

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Probably
Ruler/issuer: Uncertain - 1st-mid 3rd century
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Obverse description: Draped, bare probable bust right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Securitas figure helmetted holding spear in left hand and either a shield in the right or probably leaning on a column
Reverse inscription: SECV(RS)TA(S)

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Sevenoaks (District)
Parish or ward: Otford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ5159
Four figure Latitude: 51.310087
Four figure longitude: 0.165065
1:25K map: TQ5159
1:10K map: TQ55NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector during controlled archaeological investigation
Discovery circumstances: West Kent Detector Club co-operative effort with West Kent Archaeological Trust
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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