NMS-94EFF8: Roman coin : denarius of Julia Paula

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Unique ID: NMS-94EFF8

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

Silver denarius of Julia Paula, Rome, obverse IVLIA PAVLA AVG, draped bust right,reverse VENVS GENETRIX, Venus seated left, RIC IV.2, 222, weight 2.11g, thick piercing at around 7 o'clock (obverse), AD218-22


The British Museum clarified its advice on modified coins in April 2017. Single precious metal coins from the Iron Age to AD 1180 which have been modified in any way, including by a single piercing, are now thought to fulfil the criteria for Treasure because they should be regarded as single precious metal objects. This item was recorded before the advice was clarified, otherwise it would have been reported as potential Treasure.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 218
Date to: Exactly AD 222

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.11 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 11th March 2013 - Monday 8th April 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Adrian Marsden
Identified by: Dr Adrian Marsden

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 45479
Other reference: KLMD042013

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Julia Paula
Reece period: Period 10 [193-222]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: Draped bust right
Obverse inscription: IVLIA PAVLA AVG

Reverse description: Venus seated left
Reverse inscription: VENVS GENETRIX

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Sedgeford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF7135
Four figure Latitude: 52.885269
Four figure longitude: 0.540016
1:25K map: TF7135
1:10K map: TF73NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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