PAS-70D223: Roman coin: Siliqua of uncertain 4th-century ruler

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COIN

Unique ID: PAS-70D223

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of a Roman silver siliqua of uncertain 4th-century ruler dating to the period c. AD 350 to 402 (Reece periods 18-21). Unclear reverse type possibly depicting a votive wreath. Mint uncertain.

This coin has been broken, possibly deliberately cut, and has two straight edges. It equates to around a third of the original flan. The fragment measures 9.3mm by 8.2mm and weighs 0.38g.

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Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 350
Date to: Circa AD 402

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 9.3 mm
Width: 8.2 mm
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 0.38 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 5th April 2014 - Saturday 5th April 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

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: Siliqua
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Uncertain - 4th century
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Draped bust facing right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Votive wreath, possibly
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Reverse mint mark: Illegible
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

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 a paper map
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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