HESH-14CFE6: Roman Coin: denarius of later Roman emperor, possibly Marcus Aurelius

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COIN

Unique ID: HESH-14CFE6

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver clipped denarius of later Roman emperor, possibly Marcus Aurelius (139-180AD) or possibly Commodus (175-192 AD) judging by the style of hair and beard. Reverse inscribed TRP III

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 150
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Weight: 3.51 g
Diameter: 16.9 mm

Personal details

Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Marcus Aurelius (as Augustus)
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Reece period: Period 8 [161-180]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate crowned bearded bust right

Reverse description: Standing helmeted figure facing left with oval shield and spear
Reverse inscription: P M TRP III [... (P P)

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

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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