HESH-D15318: Silver Denarius of Trajan (98-117 AD), minted between 101 and 102 AD

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Unique ID: HESH-D15318

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Silver Denarius of Trajan (98-117 AD), minted between 101 and 102 AD. The obverse depicts a likeness of the head of Trajan facing right with laureate crown. The obverse inscription reads: IMP CAES NER[VA TRAIAN] AVG GERM. The reverse depicts a figure (Mars) walking right with a spear and trophy. The inscription reads: PM TRP COS [IIII PP].

Mattingly, H and Sydenham, E A: Roman Imperial Coinage 1936 Spink [pages: 248 vol: 2 ref: 52]

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 101
Date to: AD 102

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.21 g
Diameter: 18.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 29th October 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill
Secondary identifier: Dr Roger Bland

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Trajan
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 5 [96-117]
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: IMP CAES NER[VA TRAIAN] AVG GERM

Reverse description: Figure (Mars) advancing right with spear and trophy
Reverse inscription: PM TRP COS [IIII PP]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Herefordshire

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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