WMID-A963A5: Roman Coin: Denarius of Trajan

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Unique ID: WMID-A963A5

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver Roman denarius of Trajan (emperor AD 98-117).

Obverse: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TRP (emperor laureate bust right, draped far shoulder)

Reverse: COS V PP SPQR OPTIMO PRINC (Aequitas standing left with scales & cornucopiae).

RIC number 118, dating from AD 103-111.

Reece period 5.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 103
Date to: Exactly AD 111

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.68 mm
Width: 16.29 mm
Thickness: 2.21 mm
Weight: 3.1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 28th December 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: Trajan
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 5 [96-117]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Emperor laureate bust right, draped far shoulder
Obverse inscription: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TRP

Reverse description: Aequitas standing left with scales & cornucopiae
Reverse inscription: COS V PP SPQR OPTIMO PRINC

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: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
Parish or ward: Armitage with Handsacre (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK0815
Four figure Latitude: 52.73258
Four figure longitude: -1.882966
1:25K map: SK0815
1:10K map: SK01NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Updated: 5 years ago

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