SOM-7CC9A7: Roman coin: Irregular (plated) denarius copying Julia Soemias

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Unique ID: SOM-7CC9A7

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An irregular Roman silver-plate copper-alloy denarius copying Julia Soemias dating to the period AD 218-222 (Reece period 10). VENVS VICTRIX reverse type depciting Venus standing left holding patera in right hand and vertical sceptre in left. Mint uncertain.

Notes:

The VENVS VICTRIX type is not recorded for Julia Soemias, although it was for Julia Paula (RIC IV, pt 2, p. 46, no. 223). However, the Julia Paula coin has Venus holding a globe and sceptre. The type with patera and sceptre is more commonly found for Juno. Therefore, the forger has probably muddled his legends and types.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.8 mm
Width: 17.1 mm
Thickness: 2.25 mm
Weight: 2.1 g
Diameter: 17.8 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 22377

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Julia Soaemias
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 10 [193-222]
Obverse description: Bust draped facing right
Obverse inscription: [IVLIA] SOE-MIAS AV[G]

Reverse description: Venus standing left holding patera in right hand and vertical sceptre in left
Reverse inscription: VE[N]V[S VI]CTRIX

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Contemporary copy (Plated copy)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
Parish or ward: Curry Rivel (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST3824
Four figure Latitude: 51.01202309
Four figure longitude: -2.88515801
1:25K map: ST3824
1:10K map: ST32SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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