PAS-6C0387: Roman coin: Denarius of Trajan

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Unique ID: PAS-6C0387

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A fragment from a Roman silver denarius of Trajan (AD 98-117) dating to the period AD 100-102 (Reece period 5). PM TR P COS [...] PP reverse type depicting Hercules standing facing on an altar, holding club and lion skin. Mint of Rome. RIC II, p. 247; nos. 37 or 49.

The coin has suffered two main breaks at opposite sides of the flan, seemingly in antiquity. Around 50% of the original flan survives. It measures 15.6mm by 13.5mm and weighs 1.29g.

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Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 100
Date to: Exactly AD 102

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 15.6 mm
Width: 13.5 mm
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 1.29 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 31st March 2014 - Tuesday 8th 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: Trajan
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 5 [96-117]
Obverse description: Bust laureate facing right
Obverse inscription: IMP [...G]ERM

Reverse description: Hercules standing facing on altar, holding club in right hand and lion skin in left
Reverse inscription: [...]P COS I[...]

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

Coin references

  • RIC : II 37 or 49 (p. 247)

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

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