HESH-6E94CB: Roman: Coin

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Unique ID: HESH-6E94CB

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver plated contemporary forgery / copy of a silver denarius of Vespasian, struck at the mint of Lugdunum (Lyon, Gaul). c. AD 70

The outer silver shell is broken in places revealing an inner copper alloy core.

Obv: Head laureate right - (starting low left and pointed inwardly: IMP CAESAR VESPAS[IANVS AVG TR P]

Rev: Fortune standing left holding a prow and cornucopiae : COS ITER FORT RED

Reece Period: 4 Flavian

RIC Vol II p47 ref: 276

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 70
Date to: Circa AD 70

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.4 mm
Weight: 1.99 g
Diameter: 17.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 14th October 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Shropshire Museum Service Entry Form: SHRMS: 4104

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Secondary material: Copper alloy
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: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Head laureate right

Reverse description: Fortune standing left holding a prow and cornucopiae
Reverse inscription: COS ITER FORT RED

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
RIC Identifier: RIC II, Part 1 (second edition) Vespasian 276
Status: Contemporary copy (Plated copy)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : II 276

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Much Wenlock

Spatial coordinates

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
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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