BH-80B838: Roman coin: aureus of Trajan

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-80B838

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A gold aureus of Trajan, dating to the period AD 114-117 (Reece period 5). P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R PARTHIA CAPTA reverse depicting a trophy between two seated Partian captives. Mint of Rome. RIC II, p. 267, no. 324.

Dimensions: 18.4mm diameter, 2.6mm thick. Weight: 7.13g.

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
Date from: Exactly AD 114
Date to: Exactly AD 117

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.6 mm
Weight: 7.13 g
Diameter: 18.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st October 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 12/153

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Aureus (Republic/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: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse inscription: IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GER DAC PARTHICO

Reverse description: Trophy between two seated Parthian captives.
Reverse inscription: P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R; in exergue: PARTHIA CAPTA

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
RIC Identifier: RIC II Trajan 324 (aureus)
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: Broxbourne (District)
To be known as: Cheshunt

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the 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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Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: Wednesday 24th October 2012
Updated: Tuesday 22nd January 2013

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