YORYM-683547: Denarius : Commodus

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Unique ID: YORYM-683547

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete silver denarius of Commodus dating to AD 184 (Reece Period 9). SAEC FEL P M TR P X IMP VII COS III P P reverse type, depicting Victory standing right, foot on helmet setting on palm shield inscribed VO/DE. Rome mint.

RIC Vol III, Pg 378, No 113.

Thickness: 2.35mm
Diameter: 18.21mm
Weight: 2.65g


The initial records and photographic images were taken at Bishop Burton 2011 Rally. We understand that the images fall below our usual standards, this however is due to the difficult conditions (predominantly the lack of ideal lighting conditions) under which they were taken. The recorder has done what is possible to raise the quality of the images before attaching them to the records.
As these finds were recorded at the Bishop Burton 2011 Rally, the individual recording them onto the PAS Database has not seen them and was not the primary identifier. Therefore for more in-depth, secondary identification, only the paper records written at the Rally and the photographic images were available to assist.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 184

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.35 mm
Weight: 2.65 g
Diameter: 18.21 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 24th September 2011

Rally details.

This object was found at Bishop Burton 23rd to 25th Sep 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: Miss Ellie Cox
Secondary identifier: Mr Martin Foreman

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Commodus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 9 [180-193]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bust right, laureate and cuirassed.
Obverse inscription: M/COMM/ANT/FEL/AVG/P/BRIT

Reverse description: Victory standing right, foot on helmet setting on palm shield inscribed VO/DE
Reverse inscription: SAEC/FEL/P/M/TR/P/X/IMP/VII/COS/III/P/P

Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE9740
Four figure Latitude: 53.84719
Four figure longitude: -0.527076
1:25K map: SE9740
1:10K map: SE94SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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