WMID-9ED725: WMID-9ED725: Roman coin: Denarius probably of Vespasian

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Unique ID: WMID-9ED725

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver Roman denarius of Vespasian (AD 69-79), dating to the period c.AD 70 (Reece Period 4). COS ITER FORT RED reverse type depicting Fortuna standing left with rudder and cornucopiae. Mint of Rome. As RIC II (2nd ed), p. 60, no. 19.

Diameter: 18.19 mm
Thickness: 1.88 mm
Weight: 2.8 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 70

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.88 mm
Weight: 2.8 g
Diameter: 18.19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st November 2012 - Friday 30th November 2012

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Vespasian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 4 [69-96]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: [IMP CA]ESAR VESPASIANVS AVG

Reverse description: Fortuna standing, with cornucopia in left hand and rudder in right
Reverse inscription: CO[S ITER] FORT RED

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
RIC Identifier: RIC II, Part 1 (second edition) Vespasian 19
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : II (2nd ed.) p. 60, no. 19

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
Parish or ward: Newmarket (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL6363
Four figure Latitude: 52.24105321
Four figure longitude: 0.38586925
1:25K map: TL6363
1:10K map: TL66SW
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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