WAW-12E779: Roman coin; a plated denarius of the Civil Wars period (Obverse and reverse).

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Unique ID: WAW-12E779

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman silver coin; a plated denarius of the Civil Wars period, AD 68-9 (Reece Period 3), prototype from a Spanish mint and with the bust of probably Genius on the obverse, a cornucopia behind the bust. There is no legend visible on the obverse but it originally read GENIO PR. The reverse depicts Mars, naked except for a helmet right, holding javelin and a round shield, with MARTI VLTORI. Contemporary copy of RIC Vol. I, p. 204, No. 17.

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: Exactly AD 68
Date to: Exactly AD 69

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.1 g
Diameter: 18.05 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 26th March 2015 - Thursday 25th June 2015

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Secondary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Civil War (coinage)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 3 [54-68]
Mint or issue place: Spain
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bust facing right, with a cornucopiae underneath.
Obverse inscription: [GENIO PR]

Reverse description: Mars, naked, right, holding javelin and a round shield.
Reverse inscription: MARTI [V]LTORI

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
RIC Identifier: RIC I (second edition) Civil Wars 17
Status: Contemporary copy (Plated copy)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Wychavon (District)
Parish or ward: Pershore (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO9347
Four figure Latitude: 52.12126913
Four figure longitude: -2.10365419
1:25K map: SO9347
1:10K map: SO94NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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