WMID-28E943: Roman coin, a silver Roman denarius of Sabina

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Unique ID: WMID-28E943

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver Roman denarius of Sabina, wife of Hadrian, dating from AD 128-137.

Obverse legend SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG PP (bust facing right).

Reverse legend CONCORDIA AVG (Concordia seated left holding patera & sceptre, cornucopia beneath the throne).

Reece period 6.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 128
Date to: Exactly AD 137

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.02 mm
Weight: 2.7 g
Diameter: 18.12 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 16th November 2012

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: Sabina
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 6 [117-138]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Empress facing right

Reverse description: Concordia seated left holding patera & sceptre, cornucopia beneath the throne
Reverse inscription: [CONCOR]DIA AVG

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

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
Parish or ward: Drayton Bassett (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP1899
Four figure Latitude: 52.588508
Four figure longitude: -1.735745
1:25K map: SP1899
1:10K map: SP19NE
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: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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