PAS-564242: Roman coin: Denarius of Vespasian

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Unique ID: PAS-564242

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment from a Roman silver denarius of Vespasian (AD 69-79) dating to the period AD 69 to 71 (Reece period 4). COS ITER TR POT reverse type depicting Pax seated left with branch in right hand and caduceus in left. Mint of Rome. RIC II, p. 16; no. 10.

Around 40% of the original flan remains. It weighs 1.16g.The break appears to be old.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Finder applying for an export licence

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 69
Date to: Exactly AD 71

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.5 mm
Width: 8.1 mm
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 1.16 g
Diameter: 17.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st April 2014 - Tuesday 1st April 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Weekend Wanderers USA Tour March-April 2014

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Vespasian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 4 [69-96]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Head laureate right
Obverse inscription: IMP CA[ESAR VESPASIANVS] AVG

Reverse description: Pax seated left, holding cauduceus in left hand and branch in right
Reverse inscription: [CO]S ITER [TR POT]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : II 10 (p. 16)

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
Parish or ward: Lockinge (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4288
Four figure Latitude: 51.58929397
Four figure longitude: -1.39514884
1:25K map: SU4288
1:10K map: SU48NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Updated: 4 years ago

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