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SWYOR-943EC0: Roman Coin

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COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-943EC0

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver Roman denarius of Otho (AD 69), dating to the period c.AD 69 (Reece period 3). SECVRITAS P R reverse type depicting Securitas standing left holding wreath and sceptre. Mint of Rome. As RIC I (2nd ed.), p. 260, no. 10. 

This coin is extremely corroded but is probably a silver denarius rather than a base or plated copy. 

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 69
Date to: Exactly AD 69

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 3.22 g
Diameter: 20.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st February 2010 - Sunday 28th February 2010

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1362

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Otho
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 3 [54-68]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bare head right
Obverse inscription: IMP OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P

Reverse description: Securitas standing left holding wreath and sceptre
Reverse inscription: SECVRI-TAS P R

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
RIC Identifier: RIC I (second edition) Otho 10
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Contemporary copy (Core of plated copy)
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

  • RIC : I (2nd ed.) p. 260, no. 10

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE6039
Four figure Latitude: 53.843788
Four figure longitude: -1.089571
1:25K map: SE6039
1:10K map: SE63NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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