BH-596D86: Roman coin: denarius of Elagabalus (plated forgery)

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Unique ID: BH-596D86

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A plated forgery (silver on copper-alloy core) of a denarius of Elagabalus, AD 218-222. The surfaces are worn and very corroded and much of the thin silver plating is missing. It measures 16.8mm in diameter, 2mm thick and weighs 2.26g.

Class: Denaruis
Sub class: Plated forgery

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 218
Date to: AD 222

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 2.26 g
Diameter: 16.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 20th October 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 09/149 - 7

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Elagabalus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 10 [193-222]
Obverse description: Laureate head right.
Obverse inscription: [IMP ANT]ONINVS PIVS AVG

Reverse description: Standing figure.
Reverse inscription: Illegible.

Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely 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: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
To be known as: South Cambridgeshire

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

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Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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