CAM-CBA493: Roman Coin : A, Possibly Pierced, Incomplete Silver-Plated Copper-alloy Core of a Contemporary Copy of a Denarius of Caracalla, AD196-217

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Unique ID: CAM-CBA493

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A, possibly pierced, incomplete silver-plated copper-alloy core of a contemporary copy of a denarius of Caracalla, AD196-217 (with a reverse of Septimius Severus), dating to c. AD 201-210 (Reece period 10). Probably based on coins from the mint of Rome.

Obverse legend reads [ANTO]NINVS PIVS AVG. Obverse shows Laureate head right.

Reverse legend reads [...]S[...]. Reverse shows Victory flying left holding ribbons over shield on base.

This appears to be a coin copying the obverse of Caracalla (cf. RIC IV, pt.I, p.230ff.) with a reverse of Septimus Severus (cf. BMC V, pt.31, no.7).

Die axis is 12 o'clock. Diameter is 18mm, weight is 1.91g. A 'u' shaped notch is present at the edge of the flan, at the 7 o'clock position when viewed from the obverse, which might be the incomplete remains of a piercing set close to the edge of the flan and now across the edge of the present edge of the flan. This notch has a width of 1.4mm.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 201
Date to: Circa AD 210

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.91 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 26th November 2013 - Tuesday 31st December 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Helen Fowler
Identified by: Ms Helen Fowler
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Caracalla
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 10 [193-222]
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: [ANTO]NINVS PIVS AVG

Reverse description: Victory flying left holding ribbons over shield on base
Reverse inscription: [...]S[...]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Status: Contemporary copy (Plated copy)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: Huntingdonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Bluntisham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL3673
Four figure Latitude: 52.33822842
Four figure longitude: -0.00525384
1:25K map: TL3673
1:10K map: TL37SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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