SUSS-97FAE7: Roman Coin: denarius of Nerva (contemporary copy)

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COIN

Unique ID: SUSS-97FAE7

Object type certainty: Certain
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A slightly worn, possibly irregular, 1st-century silver plated copper-alloy Roman denarius of Nerva, AEQVITAS AVGVST reverse depicting Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae. Copying coin of Rome mint, AD 97 (Reece period 5). RIC p.224, no.13. The coin has significant evidence of copper corrosion products on both obverse and reverse surfaces.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 97
Date to: Exactly AD 97

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.75 mm
Width: 17.25 mm
Thickness: 2.2 mm
Weight: 3.23 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 28th August 2010

Rally details.

This object was found at Weekend Wanderers - Ropley (28/08/10)

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Nerva
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 5 [96-117]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Laureate head, facing right
Obverse inscription: [IMP] NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III [PP]

Reverse description: Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae.
Reverse inscription: AEQVITAS AVGVST

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Status: Contemporary copy (Plated copy)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : II 13 (p. 224)

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: East Hampshire (District)
Parish or ward: Ropley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6434
Four figure Latitude: 51.101739
Four figure longitude: -1.08732
1:25K map: SU6434
1:10K map: SU63SW
Grid reference source: Recorded at a rally
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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