SWYOR-619827: Roman coin; denarius of Trajan

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COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-619827

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman silver denarius of Trajan (98-117AD), probably of Rome mint. The obverse depicts a laureate bust of the emperor, facing right; the reverse shows Aequitas standing, facing left, holding a cornucopia and scales. It is 19.3mm in diameter and 2mm thick. It weighs 2.28gm. For reference see Sear, Roman Coins and Their Values, Volume 2, number 3122.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 98
Date to: Circa AD 117

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24.8 mm
Width: 26.7 mm
Thickness: 9 mm
Weight: 4.95 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 8th April 2010 - Thursday 24th June 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Identified by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1155

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Trajan
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 5 [96-117]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: A laureate bust of the emperor, facing right.
Obverse inscription: [IMP T]RAIANO AVG [GE]R [DAC P M TR P]

Reverse description: Aequitas standing, facing left, holding scales and a conucopia.
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • Sear : volume 2 number 3122

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Selby (District)
Parish or ward: Kellington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE5424
Four figure Latitude: 53.709639
Four figure longitude: -1.183372
1:25K map: SE5424
1:10K map: SE52SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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