PUBLIC-E20C74: Roman Coin: Denarius of Nero

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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-E20C74

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver denarius of the emperor Nero (AD 54-68), dating to the period AD 65-66 (Reece period 3). The obverse depicts a laureate bust facing right and is inscribed NERO CAESAR [...]. The reverse depicts Salus standing left, holding a patera and is inscribed SALVS in exergue. Mint of Rome. RIC I, p 153, no 60.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Donated to a museum

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 65
Date to: Exactly AD 66

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.67 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st May 2013

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: FLE 13 431

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Nero
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 3 [54-68]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: A laureate head facing right
Obverse inscription: NERO CAESAR [...]

Reverse description: Salus standing left, holding a patera
Reverse inscription: SALVS (in exergue)

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
RIC Identifier: RIC I (second edition) Nero 60
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : I p. 153, no. 60

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Surrey (County)
District: Guildford (District)
To be known as: Flexford

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 during controlled archaeological investigation
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Disturbed

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Bushe-Fox, J.P. 1926 First Report on the Excavation of the Roman Fort at Richborough, Kent Oxford Society of Antiquaries of London Vol 1 p153 no 60

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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