IOW-5E0862: Roman Coin: Denarius of Antoninus Pius

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-5E0862

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete and very worn Roman silver denarius of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161), dating to the period AD 145-161 (Reece period 7). COS IIII reverse type depicting Annona(?) standing left holding corn ears, resting left hand on modius set on prow? Mint of Rome.

Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG-[...], Laureate bust right.

Reverse: COS-[IIII], Annona(?) standing left holding corn ears, resting left hand on modius set on prow?

Diameter: 17.7mm. Weight: 2.61g. DA=12:6.

For the reverse type Cf. BMC p. 75, no. 520 ; RIC III, p. 46, cf. no.163.

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 145
Date to: Exactly AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.61 g
Diameter: 17.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 4th January 2017 - Wednesday 4th January 2017

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2017-7-25

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
Obverse description: Laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: ANTONINVS AVG-[...]

Reverse description: Annona(?) standing left holding corn ears, resting left hand on modius set on prow?
Reverse inscription: COS-[IIII]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
RIC Identifier: RIC III Antoninus Pius 163
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • BMC : p. 75, no. 520
  • RIC : III p. 46, cf. no.163

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: Generated from computer mapping software
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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