SUR-8F2FC5: Roman: Lead token

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Unique ID: SUR-8F2FC5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Lead contemporary copy of a late Roman siliqua (c. AD 355-402), possibly copying Eugenius (AD 392-4).

Obv: Traces of legend; a diademed bust facing right of late fourth century type. If bearded, it is probably copied from a coin of Eugenius.

Rev: Blundered letters, possibly retrograde copy of ORVM from VIRTVS ROMANORVM; Roma seated right, attributes unclear.

Mintmark: possibly a blundered -//TRPS

For a possible prototype, see RIC IX, p. 33, no. 106d

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 355
Date to: Circa AD 402

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.57 mm
Weight: 2.85 g
Diameter: 17.31 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Margaret Broomfield
Identified by: Mrs Margaret Broomfield
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: B15-269

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Siliqua
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Eugenius
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Reece period: Period 21 [388-402]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Possibly
Obverse description: (Pearl)-diademed, draped and cuirassed right (possibly bearded)
Obverse inscription: [ ... ]

Reverse description: Roma seated right, attributes unclear
Reverse inscription: Possibly a blundered and retrograde rendition of [VIRTVS ROMAN]ORVM

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: Possibly a copy of -//TRPS
Status: Contemporary copy (cast)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : IX 106d

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Moulsford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5883
Four figure Latitude: 51.54292534
Four figure longitude: -1.16504412
1:25K map: SU5883
1:10K map: SU58SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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