WREX-0AACAB: Small hoard of 5 Roman Denarii (1, 3 & 4 - Trajan; 2 - Domitian; 5- unident)

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COIN HOARD

Unique ID: WREX-0AACAB

Object type certainty: Certain
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Description: A group of five Roman denarii dating from c. 88‒138AD. These coins were found dispersed in the same area and probably represent a hoard

1. Complete coin. Trajan (103‒111 AD) Diam. 19.1mm; weight: 2.3g

2. Complete coin. Domitian (88 AD). Diam. 19.9mm; weight: 2.5g

3. Complete coin. Trajan (103‒111 AD). Diam. 18.0mm; weight: 2.5g

4. Complete coin. Trajan (c. 103‒111 AD). Diam. 18.8mm; weight: 2.1g

5. Coin fragment. Hadrian (AD 117‒138). Length: 12.2mm; width: 9.7mm; weight: 0.7g

Discussion: The bust of Hadrian is late in style, suggesting a date after c. AD 130‒138 for the deposition of the group. The discovery of five broadly contemporary silver denarii found within a relatively small area suggests that these coins are from a dispersed hoard. They should therefore be considered as treasure.

Conclusion: It is my opinion that these coins qualify as Treasure under the 1996 Act due them being two or more precious metal coins which are more than 300 years ago and discovered together from a single dispersed deposit.

Author: Susie White

Date: 22nd January 2018

Amended by Eleanor Ghey, British Museum, 2/2/2018

Notes:

Catalogue (E. Ghey)

Domitian (1)

No.

Obv..

Rev.

BMC

RIC II

Qty

Wt.(g)

IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII[I] Head of Domitian, laureate, r.

IMP XVIII COS XIIII CENS P P P

Minerva adv. r.

663

1

2.5 (coin 2)

Trajan (3)

No.

Obv..

Rev.

BMC

RIC II

Qty

Wt.(g)

IMP TRAIAN[O] AVG GER DAC P M TR P Head of Trajan, laureate, r. , drapery on left shoulder

COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC

Spes adv. l.

319

127

1

2.3 (coin 1)

IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P Head of Trajan, laureate, r. , drapery on left shoulder

COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC

Felicitas standing l. with caduceus and cornucopiae

301

121

1

2.5 (coin 3)

[IMP TRAIA]NO AVG GER DAC [P M TR P] Head of Trajan, laureate, r. , drapery on left shoulder

[COS V P P S] P Q R OPTIMO PRINC // PAX

Pax standing l. setting fire to weapons

Cf 401

Cf 102

1

2.1 (coin 4)

Hadrian (1)

No.

Obv..

Rev.

BMC

RIC II

Qty

Wt.(g)

[AVG] Head of Hadrian, laureate, r.

Illegible, possibly Salus stg. r. feeding snake rising from altar

Cf 715

Cf 267

1

0.7 (coin 5, fragment)

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2018T9

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 88
Date to: Circa AD 138

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 5

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 10th October 2017 - Tuesday 10th October 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Susie White
Identified by: Dr Susie White
Secondary identifier: Dr Eleanor Ghey

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 1229
Treasure case number: 2018T9

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Cockshutt

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while metal detecting.

References cited

No references cited so far.

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