IOW-B96B57: Roman Coin: Denarius of Antoninus Pius

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Unique ID: IOW-B96B57

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete Roman silver denarius of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161), dating to AD 140 (Reece period 7). AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS reverse type depicting bare head right. Mint of Rome.

Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III; Laureate head right

Reverse: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS; Bare head right

Diameter: 17.7mm. Weight: 2.81g. DA=12:12.

RIC III, p. 78, no. 417a

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 140
Date to: Exactly AD 140

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.81 g
Diameter: 17.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 28th January 2016 - Thursday 28th January 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2016-7-21

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Antoninus Pius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III

Reverse description: Bare head right
Reverse inscription: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : III p. 78, no. 417a

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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