WMID-FA7100: Roman coin, a silver denarius of Antoninus Pius

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Unique ID: WMID-FA7100

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver Roman denarius of Antoninus Pius dating from December 155 to December 157 AD, minted in Rome. The coin suffers from some wear making precise identification of the RIC type difficult, although it is likely to be either RIC number 250 or number 262.

Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP IMP II (Emperor laureate facing right).

Reverse: TR POT X(I?)X COS IIII (Annona seated right holding cornucopiae in both hands, with a modius at feet).

RIC number 250 or 262.

Reece period 7.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 155
Date to: Exactly AD 157

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.51 mm
Weight: 2.2 g
Diameter: 16.26 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st October 2011 - Monday 31st October 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Tom Brindle
Identified by: Dr Tom Brindle

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Antoninus Pius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Emperor laureate facing right.
Obverse inscription: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP IMP II

Reverse description: Annona seated right holding cornucopiae in both hands, with a modius at feet.
Reverse inscription: TR POT XIX COS IIII or TR POT XX COS IIII

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

Coin references

  • RIC : VOL.3 250 or 262

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Staffordshire Moorlands (District)
Parish or ward: Checkley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK0037
Four figure Latitude: 52.930405
Four figure longitude: -2.001446
1:25K map: SK0037
1:10K map: SK03NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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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Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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