ESS-C83012: Roman Silver coin

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Unique ID: ESS-C83012

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A contemporary copy of a silver argenteus of Diocletian (AD 284-305), dating to c. AD 295-7. VIRTVS MILITVM reverse type depicting the four tetrarchs sacrificing over an altar before a city enclosure. For type, see RIC VI, p. 176, no. 109a.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 295
Date to: Circa AD 297

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st September 2011 - Wednesday 30th November 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Laura McLean
Identified by: Laura McLean
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Colchester OEF 6747

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Argenteus
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Diocletian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: DIOCL[...]ANV[...]

Reverse description: The tetrarchs sacrificing over tripod before gate
Reverse inscription: [...]RTVS [...]VM

Reverse mint mark: - -//C
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Epping Forest (District)
Parish or ward: Matching (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL5311
Four figure Latitude: 51.77676
Four figure longitude: 0.216326
1:25K map: TL5311
1:10K map: TL51SW
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: ESS
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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