PUBLIC-4EB143: Silver Denarius of Lucius Verus AD165 - Captive Parthian

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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-4EB143

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver Roman denarius of Lucius Verus (AD 161-169), dating to the period AD 165 (Reece period 8). TR P V IMP III COS II reverse type depicting a Parthian seated right, hands bound behind back, at feet a quiver, bow, and weapons. Mint of Rome. As BMC, p. 438, no. 387 ; RIC III, p. 257, no. 540.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 165
Date to: Circa AD 165

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.68 mm
Weight: 2.9 g
Diameter: 17.68 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 22nd September 2017

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Lucius Verus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 8 [161-180]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: L VERVS AVG ARM-PARTH MAX

Reverse description: Parthian seated right, hands bound behind back, at feet, quiver, with bow and weapons
Reverse inscription: TR P V IMP III COS II

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • BMC : p.438, no. 387
  • RIC : III p257, no.540

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Babergh (District)
Parish or ward: Acton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL8844
Four figure Latitude: 52.06246818
Four figure longitude: 0.74108667
1:25K map: TL8844
1:10K map: TL84SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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