WMID-229D64: Roman coin, a silver denarius of Hadrian

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-229D64

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A silver Roman denarius of Hadrian (117-138 AD), probably dating to 117 AD, RIC number 22. The coin suffers from some wear.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 117

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.01 mm
Weight: 2.3 g
Diameter: 18.32 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 30th November 2010 - Tuesday 25th January 2011

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Hadrian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 6 [117-138]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Emperor laurate facing right
Obverse inscription: [IMP CAESAR TRAI]AN[ HADRIANVS] AVG

Reverse description: Pietas, veiled, standing left raising right hand.
Reverse inscription: P M TR P COS [DES II] PIE-TAS

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

Coin references

  • RIC : II 22

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Rudge (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO8197
Four figure Latitude: 52.570487
Four figure longitude: -2.281766
1:25K map: SO8197
1:10K map: SO89NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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