PUBLIC-2550E3: roman silver denarius of Commodus

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-2550E3

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman silver denarius of Commodus (AD 180-92), dating to AD 190-1 (Reece Period 9), GEN AVG FELIC COS VI, Genius standing left at altar. Mint of Rome. RIC III, p. 391, no. 227. This is a scarce coin.


Coins were found December 1984.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 190
Date to: Exactly AD 191

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 2.17 g
Diameter: 22 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: Commodus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 9 [180-193]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right.
Obverse inscription: M COMM ANT P FEL BRIT P P

Reverse description: Genius stg left at altar, holding paterat and Cornucopiae.
Reverse inscription: GEN AVG FELIC COS VI

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
RIC Identifier: RIC III Commodus 227
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : III p. 391, no. 227

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Melton (District)
Parish or ward: Grimston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK6920
Four figure Latitude: 52.773192
Four figure longitude: -0.978651
1:25K map: SK6920
1:10K map: SK62SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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