IOW-5E4862: Roman Coin: Denarius of Antoninus Pius

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-5E4862

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete Roman silver denarius of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161), dating to the period AD 147-148 (Reece period 7). Annona standing left holding corn ears in her right hand over a modius left, and an anchor behind in her left hand reverse type. Mint of Rome.

Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XI; Laureate head right

Reverse: COS IIII; Annona standing left holding corn ears in her right hand over a modius left, and an anchor behind in her left hand

Diameter: 18.0mm. Weight: 2.99g. DA=12:6.

RIC III, p.46, no. 162.

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 147
Date to: Exactly AD 148

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.99 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 21st August 2016 - Sunday 21st August 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 Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2016-7-220

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 XI

Reverse description: Annona standing left holding corn ears in her right hand over a modius left, and an anchor behind in her left hand
Reverse inscription: COS IIII

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
RIC Identifier: RIC III Antoninus Pius 175
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : III p.46, no. 162.

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: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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