CAM-2EDF46: Roman Coin : Denarius

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Unique ID: CAM-2EDF46

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An almost complete silver denarius of Commodus (AD 180-192), dating to AD 187-88 (Reece Period 9) P M TR P XIII IMP VIII COS V P P; Aequitas standing left. Mint of Rome. RIC III, p. 164 no. 164.

Obverse legend reads M COMMAN-P - FEL AVG BR. Obverse shows Laureate head right. Die axis is 6 o'clock. Weight is 2.50g, diameter is 18.0mm, thickness is 2.3mm.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 187
Date to: Exactly AD 188

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.5 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 1988 - Tuesday 31st December 1991

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: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Commodus
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Reece period: Period 9 [180-193]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: M COMM ANT P FEL AVG

Reverse description: Aequitas standing left holding scales and cornucopiae
Reverse inscription: P M TR P XIII IMP VIII COS V P P

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: East Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Yarwell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL0698
Four figure Latitude: 52.56950646
Four figure longitude: -0.43745159
1:25K map: TL0698
1:10K map: TL09NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found during the late 1980's, approximately 1889 to 1990.

References cited

No references cited so far.

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