NARC-FC5FE5: denarius obverse

Rights Holder: Northamptonshire County Council
CC License:


Rights Holder: Northamptonshire County Council
CC License:

Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).

COIN

Unique ID: NARC-FC5FE5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver Roman denarius of Otho (AD 69), dating to AD 69 (Reece period 3). PAX ORBIS TERRARVM reverse depicting Pax standing left, holding branch in right hand, caduceus in left. Mint of Rome. RIC I (2nd ed.), p. 260, no. 4.

This coin is rare due to the fact that Otho was Emperor for just three months, from 15 January to 16 April 69 AD.

Find of note status

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

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 69
Date to: Exactly AD 69

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Personal details

This information is restricted for your access level.

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Otho
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 3 [54-68]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bare head right
Obverse inscription: IMP M OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P

Reverse description: Pax standing left holding branch and caduceus
Reverse inscription: PAX ORBIS TERRARVM

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
RIC Identifier: RIC I (second edition) Otho 4
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : I (2nd ed.) p. 260, no. 4

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Wellingborough (District)
Parish or ward: Grendon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP8760
Four figure Latitude: 52.231335
Four figure longitude: -0.727566
1:25K map: SP8760
1:10K map: SP86SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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.

Similar objects

Find number: BH-242471
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
A silver Roman denarius of Otho (AD 69), dating to AD 69 (Reece period 3). PAX ORBIS TERRARVM reverse depicting Pax standing left, holding br…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: NCL-C4DDB1
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
A silver Roman denarius of Otho (AD 69), dating to AD 69 (Reece period 3). PAX ORBIS TERRARVM reverse depicting Pax standing left, holding br…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: HAMP-2FD4E8
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
A silver Roman denarius of Otho dating to AD 69 (Reece period 3). [PAX OR]BIS TERRAR[VM] reverse type depicting Pax, draped, standing left, h…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.