SWYOR-8C2D8A: Roman coin; denarius of Vespasian

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Unique ID: SWYOR-8C2D8A

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman silver coin; a denarius of Vespasian (AD 69 - 79), (Reece period 4), dating from AD 70. The reverse legend is probably COS ITER FORT REDUX, the reverse depicting Fortuna Redux, standing left, resting her hand on the prow of a ship and holding a cornucopia. Rome mint. Reference RIC II, Part 1, 19.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 70
Date to: Circa AD 70

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.2 mm
Weight: 2.25 g
Diameter: 17.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st October 2013 - Tuesday 31st December 2013

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2164

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Vespasian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 4 [69-96]
Obverse description: laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: [IMP CAESAR VE]SPASIANVS [AVG]

Reverse description: Fortuna Redux, standing left, resting her hand on the prow of a ship and holding a cornucopia.
Reverse inscription: [COS I]TER [FORT RED]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
RIC Identifier: RIC II, Part 1 (second edition) Vespasian 19
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
District: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Pontefract North (Metropolitan District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4222
Four figure Latitude: 53.69276415
Four figure longitude: -1.36542944
1:25K map: SE4222
1:10K map: SE42SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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