WILT-F08EE2: Roman coin : Denarius of Vespasian

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Unique ID: WILT-F08EE2

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman silver denarius of Vespasian (AD 69-79), Reverse: Vesta draped veiled standing left holding long vertical sceptre in left and illegible in right. Measures 16-19mm, weighs 2.05g (31.6gn), die axis 6. The coin is very worn, possibly a cast.

Obverse: Laureate head right
Reverse: Vesta draped veiled standing left holding long vertical sceptre in left and illegible in right
[VES T]A across field

Mint: Rome, AD 72-73

Reference: RIC 50; BMC 71

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 72
Date to: Exactly AD 73

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.05 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 12th March 2011

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: AW 58

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Vespasian
Reece period: Period 4 [69-96]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: [IMP] CAES VESP A[VG[ ... ]COS IIII

Reverse description: Vesta draped veiled standing left holding long vertical sceptre in left and illegible in right
Reverse inscription: [VES T]A across field

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • RIC : 50

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Tisbury

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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