DUR-766A00: Gold aureus of Domitian-  DUR-766A00

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COIN

Unique ID: DUR-766A00

Object type certainty: Certain
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Gold aureus of Domitian as Caesar (AD 68-81), minted in Rome, 73

Obv. CAES AVG F DOMIT COS II; Laureate head right
Rev. Domitian on horseback left, raising right hand and holding sceptre in left

RIC II (2nd ed), p. 97, no. 540
Reece Period 4
The diameter varies between 19.85mm and 18.50mm. The thickness of the coin varies between 1.36mm and 2.57mm.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 73

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 16th February 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Aureus (Republic/Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Domitian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 4 [69-96]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: CAES AVG F DOMIT COS II;

Reverse description: Domitian on horseback left, raising right hand and holding sceptre in left

Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : II p. 97, no. 540

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Pocklington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE8048
Four figure Latitude: 53.92197
Four figure longitude: -0.783321
1:25K map: SE8048
1:10K map: SE84NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DUR
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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