LVPL-968FBB: Roman denarius

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Unique ID: LVPL-968FBB

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman denarius of Caracalla (AD 198-217), probably a base contemporary copy, dating to the period AD 210-213 (Reece period 10). PROFECTIO AVG reverse type depicting Caracalla in military dress standing right, holding spear, behind him a standard bearer holding vertical standard. Mint of Rome. For the prototype cf. BMC, p. 373, no. 95; RIC IV.1, p. 244, no. 226.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 210
Date to: Circa AD 213

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.1 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 1980 - Saturday 30th December 1989

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
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: Caracalla
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 10 [193-222]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right.
Obverse inscription: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT

Reverse description: Caracalla in military dress standing right, holding spear, behind him a standard bearer holding vertical standard
Reverse inscription: PROFECTIO AVG

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
RIC Identifier: RIC IV Caracalla 226
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Contemporary copy (Plated copy)
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Huntington

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
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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