IOW-5EA4BB: Roman Coin: Denarius of Vespasian (posthumous issue under Titus)

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Unique ID: IOW-5EA4BB

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete Roman silver denarius in honour of the Deified Vespasian (AD 69-79), a posthumous issue under Titus (AD 79-81), dating to the period AD 80-81 (Reece period 4). Two capricorns back to back, supporting shield inscribed S C; below, globe reverse type. Mint of Rome.

Obverse: DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS (retrograde), Laureate bust right

Reverse: None; Two capricorns back to back, supporting shield inscribed S C; below, globe

Diameter: 16.7mm. Weight: 2.87g. DA=12:6.

RIC II (2nd ) p. 219. no. 357.

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 80
Date to: Exactly AD 81

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.87 g
Diameter: 16.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 24th August 2016 - Wednesday 24th 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: IOW2016-7-222

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Titus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 4 [69-96]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: Laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS (retrograde)

Reverse description: Two capricorns back to back, supporting shield inscribed S C; below, globe
Reverse inscription: None

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : II (2nd edition) p. 219. no. 357.

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: Chance find
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

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

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