HESH-033C21: Roman Coin: Silver Denari of Sabine

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Unique ID: HESH-033C21

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A silver denarius of Sabina struck during the period AD 128 to 137 AD. IVNONI REGINAE reverse. Rome mint. RIC Vol II, p. 386 ref: 395a. There appears to be a flaw in the die used for the obverse of this coin. This result in a circular/crescental feature to the right of the bust. The form of the 'STA' in the legend SABINA AVGVSTA is also odd.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 128
Date to: Circa AD 137

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.65 g
Diameter: 8.7 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill
Secondary identifier: Dr Philippa Walton

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Sabina
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 6 [117-138]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bust draped right; hair waved rising into a crest on top above diadem knotted in a queue falling down neck (variation A). Large pellet in front of nose
Obverse inscription: [SABINA] AVGVSTA

Reverse description: Juno standing left holding patera and sceptre
Reverse inscription: IVNONI REGINAE

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : 2 395a

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Richards Castle

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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