WMID-176A17: Roman coin: Denarius of Trajan

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Unique ID: WMID-176A17

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete silver denarius of Trajan (AD 98 to AD 117), dating to the period AD 98 to AD 99 (Reece Period 5). PONT MAX TR POT COS II reverse type depicting Victory seated left with patera and palm. Mint of Rome. c.f RIC II, p 246, no 22 (denarius).

Diameter: 17.8 mm
Thickness: 2.2 mm
Weight: 3.2 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 98
Date to: Circa AD 99

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.2 mm
Weight: 3.2 g
Diameter: 17.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 11th April 2017 - Tuesday 11th April 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Trajan
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 5 [96-117]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: IMP CAES NE[ ]AN AVG GERM

Reverse description: Victory seated left, holding patera and palm
Reverse inscription: PONT MAX TR POT COS II

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
RIC Identifier: RIC II Trajan 22 (denarius)
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: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
Parish or ward: Fazeley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK1802
Four figure Latitude: 52.61547749
Four figure longitude: -1.73558248
1:25K map: SK1802
1:10K map: SK10SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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