IOW-1364E3: Roman Coin: Possibly the Core of a Denarius, possibly of Julia Domna

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Unique ID: IOW-1364E3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete and very worn Roman denarius or possible core of uncertain 2nd to 3rd century AD ruler, possibly Julia Domna or similar dating to the period AD 138-211.

Obverse: [...], Draped bust right, possibly with hair in a bun.

Reverse type is illegible.

Diameter: 13.8mm. Weight: 0.93g.

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: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 138
Date to: Exactly AD 211

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.93 g
Diameter: 13.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 18th January 2017 - Wednesday 18th 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: IOW2017-7-42

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Possibly
Ruler/issuer: Julia Domna
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Obverse description: Draped bust right, possibly with hair in a bun .
Obverse inscription: [...]

Reverse description: Illegible
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Contemporary copy (Plated copy)
Status qualifier: Possibly

Coin references

No coin references available.

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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