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Unique ID: PUBLIC-D95088

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman denarius, probably a silver plated copy, hybrid with an obverse of Vespasian and a reverse proper to Domitian dating to AD 81 (Reece Period 4). Obverse: IMP CAESAR VESPASIA[NVS AVG], laureate head right. Reverse: [TR P COS VII] DES VIII P P, Thunderbolt on draped throne.

A similar hybrid, with an obverse of Titus, is listed in the 1926 edition of RIC II as no. 226. In the revised 2007 edition of RIC II (Pt.1), it has been removed and described as a plated hybrid (see p. 366).

Thickness: 1.87 mm; Weight: 2.75 g; Diameter: 17.6 mm.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 81
Date to: Circa AD 96

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.87 mm
Weight: 2.75 g
Diameter: 17.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 6th December 2015

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Allan Kissack
Identified by: Mr Allan Kissack
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Vespasian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 4 [69-96]
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: IMP CAESAR VESPASIA[NVS AVG]

Reverse description: Thunderbolt on draped throne
Reverse inscription: [TR P COS VII] DES VIII P P

Status: Contemporary copy (Plated copy)
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

  • RIC : II (1926) 226

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: North Kesteven (District)
To be known as: Metheringham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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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Updated: 2 years ago

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