SWYOR-1CCA62: Roman coin; pierced denarius of Diadumenian

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Unique ID: SWYOR-1CCA62

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Silver denarius of Diadumenian (as Caesar), dating from AD 217-8, mint of Rome.

Obverse: M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES; Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed right

Reverse: PRINC IVVENTVTIS; Diadumenian standing left holding baton and sceptre; to right, two standards

RIC IV, pt 2, p. 13, cf. 107

Reece Period 10

Coin is pierced at 12 o clock.The diameter of the circular piercing is 1.98mm. The bottom edge of the coin is missing. It is not clear whether this is a deliberate cut or damage from agricultural machinery.

As this coin has been modified by piercing for use as an object, is more than 300 years old and is more than 10% silver, it meets the requirements of the 1996 Treasure Act.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Evidence of reuse: The coin is pierced at 12 o'clock

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: The Collection, Lincoln
Subsequent action after recording: Donated to museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2012T881


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 217
Date to: Circa AD 218
Period of reuse: ROMAN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.89 mm
Weight: 1.62 g
Diameter: 19.35 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 2nd December 2012

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2075
Treasure case number: 2012T881

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Diadumenian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 10 [193-222]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIN CAES

Reverse description: Diadumenian standing left holding baton and sceptre; to right, two standards
Reverse inscription: PRINC IVVENTVTIS

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Gainsborough

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: The Collection, Lincoln
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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