SF-FF7E48: Roman coin: plated denarius struck for Commodus (or copy thereof)

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Unique ID: SF-FF7E48

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete silver plated (copper-alloy cored) copy of a denarius struck for Commodus (AD 180-192) dating to c. AD 186-187. Reece period 9. Reverse: PM TR P XI IMP VII COS V PP, Janus standing facing, holding sceptre within distyle temple. C.f RIC III, p. 381, no. 141, as well as SF-F5E4C2 (for the silver prototype) on the PAS database. The coin is irregularly broken in half.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 186
Date to: Circa AD 187

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 11.7 mm
Weight: 1.87 g
Diameter: 18.16 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 12th December 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Commodus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 9 [180-193]
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: [....]FEL AVG[....]

Reverse description: Janus standing facing, holding sceptre within distyle temple
Reverse inscription: PM TR P XI IMP [VII COS V PP]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
RIC Identifier: RIC III Commodus 141
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Contemporary copy (Plated copy)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
To be known as: Newmarket

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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