IOW-06B5D3: Roman Coin: Denarius of Hadrian

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Unique ID: IOW-06B5D3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete Roman silver denarius of Hadrian (AD 117-138), dating to the period AD 118 (Reece period 6). P M [TR P C]OS II, PAX (in exergue) reverse type depicting Pax draped standing left holding branch and cornucopiae. Mint of Rome.

Obverse: [ ] TRAIAN HADRIANVS [ ]; Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder.

Reverse: P M [TR P C]OS II, PAX (in exergue); Pax draped standing left holding branch and cornucopiae.

Diameter: 17.0mm. Weight: 2.91g. DA=12:6.

As BMC, p. 250, no. 79; RIC II, p. 345, no. 44

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: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 118
Date to: Exactly AD 118

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.91 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st November 2017 - Wednesday 1st November 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: IOW2017-7-281

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Hadrian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 6 [117-138]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder
Obverse inscription: [ ] TRAIAN HADRIANVS [ ]

Reverse description: Pax draped standing left holding branch and cornucopiae
Reverse inscription: P M [TR P C]OS II, PAX (in exergue)

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • BMC : p. 250, no. 79
  • RIC : II p. 345, no. 44

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: 11 months ago
Updated: 11 months ago

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