WMID-1BAAEE: Roman coin: Denarius possibly of Commodus

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Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver denarius of Commodus (AD 175-196), dating to the period AD 181-182 (Reece period 9). TR P VII IMP [III COS III P P] reverse type depicting Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and sceptre. Mint of Rome. As RIC III p. 369, no. 29.

Diameter: 16.8 mm
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 2.2 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 181
Date to: Circa AD 182

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 2.2 g
Diameter: 16.8 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Commodus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 9 [180-193]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: M ANTONINVS-[COMMODVS AVG]

Reverse description: Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and sceptre
Reverse inscription: TR P VII IMP [III COS III P P]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
RIC Identifier: RIC III Commodus 29b
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
Parish or ward: Weston-on-Avon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP1551
Four figure Latitude: 52.15707618
Four figure longitude: -1.7821565
1:25K map: SP1551
1:10K map: SP15SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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