DUR-29A8D3: 5. Silver denarius of Domitian as Caesar Rome, AD 84

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Unique ID: DUR-29A8D3

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver denarius of Domitian as Augustus (81-96) Rome, AD 84 P M TR POT III [IMP V COS X]; Minerva right RIC II (2nd ed), p. 278, no. 178 Finders ref- 5


This is a rare coin, the published example in RIC being in Madrid Museum; the British Museum does not have an example in its collection. This coin has been deliberately cut. Other coins which had been treated similarly were found in a similar area and have been recorded as DUR-299822, DUR-29EE52, DUR-2A0C75.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 84

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.39 mm
Weight: 2.2 g
Diameter: 16.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st October 2009

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Domitian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 4 [69-96]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: Laureate bust left
Obverse inscription: ...CAES DOMITIANVS...

Reverse description: Minerva adv right, brandishing spear and shield
Reverse inscription: P M TR P III [IMP V COS X]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Richmondshire (District)
Parish or ward: Brough with St. Giles (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE2298
Four figure Latitude: 54.377031
Four figure longitude: -1.662823
1:25K map: SE2298
1:10K map: SE29NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DUR
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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