BERK-2DC162: Roman coin: Denarius of Tiberius (obverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: BERK-2DC162

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete silver Roman denarius of Tiberius, dating to the period AD 14-37. Reece Period 1. PONTIF MAXIM reverse type with Livia depicted as Pax seated right. Mint of Lyon, RIC 30.

Notes:

This coin is sometimes referred to as the 'Tribute' or 'Bible penny' due to its possible association with a speech made by Jesus and referred to in Mark 12:15. However it has been suggested that it was in fact another coin issue, either Greek or Roman, that was shown to Jesus.

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Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 14
Date to: Circa AD 37

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2016.321

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Tiberius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 1 [Pre AD 41]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: [TI CAESAR DIVI] AVG F AVGVSTVS

Reverse description: Livia as Pax, seated right on throne, holding long sceptre & olive branch, chair legs ornamented, single line below
Reverse inscription: PONTIF MAXIM

Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Basingstoke and Deane (District)
Parish or ward: Upton Grey (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6948
Four figure Latitude: 51.22702945
Four figure longitude: -1.01323871
1:25K map: SU6948
1:10K map: SU64NE
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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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