PUBLIC-23DF45: Elagabalus 218-222AD

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-23DF45

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman silver denarius of Elagabalus (AD 218-222) (Reece Period 10), INVICTVS SACERDOS AVG, Emperor standing left, sacrificing at altar. Mint of Rome. RIC IV, pt 2, p. 34, no. 88. The obverse, laureate, draped and cuirassed is not listed in RIC, but this is the bust type of the coin illustrated (Plate 2. no. 13), so this is an error in RIC.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 1.67 g
Diameter: 18.5 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Emily Woolnough
Identified by: Wendy Scott
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Elagabalus
Reece period: Period 10 [193-222]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: Laureate, draped and cuirassed right (no horn)
Obverse inscription: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG

Reverse description: Emperor standing left, holding club and patera, sacrificing left at altar; bull behind altar; star in left field
Reverse inscription: INVICTVS SACERDOS AVG

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • RIC : IV, pt 2 p. 34, no. 88

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Bassetlaw (District)
Parish or ward: Eaton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK7826
Four figure Latitude: 52.825894
Four figure longitude: -0.843842
1:25K map: SK7826
1:10K map: SK72NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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