LVPL-0725B8: Roman denarius of Vitellius

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COIN

Unique ID: LVPL-0725B8

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Silver denarius of Vitillius, (AD69).

Obverse: VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P; laureate head right.

Reverse: LIBERTAS RESTITVTA; Libertas standing facing, head right.

Notes:

This object was found as part of Treasure Case 2012 T406, consisting of 101 Roman silver coins of the denomination known as a denarius (plural denarii ) and 2 copper alloy coins of the denomination known as a sestertius (plural sestertii). The earliest coin in the group is a legionary denarius of Mark Antony (issued c. 32BC-31BC) and the latest a denarius of Commodus dated to AD 190-191. The chronological spread is thus consistent with a hoard of late second century date. Also included in the hoard are 3 Roman trumpet brooches, two rosettes, two silver finger rings and ceramics.

On the balance of probabilities, we conclude that this hoard of constitutes a prima facie case of treasure under the terms of the Treasure Act (1996), by being part of a group of precious metal coins and objects of the same find.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Submitted for consideration as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2012T406

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 69

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.6 g
Diameter: 18.46 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 11th June 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2
Treasure case number: 2012T406

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Vitellius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 3 [54-68]
Obverse description: Laureate head right.
Obverse inscription: VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P

Reverse description: Libertas standing facing, head right.
Reverse inscription: LIBERTAS RESTITVTA

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: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Knutsford area

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while excivating hoard find spot using metal detector.
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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