BERK-1B1564: Roman coin: Denarius of Trajan

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Unique ID: BERK-1B1564

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A silver plated contemporary copy of a Roman silver denarius of Trajan (AD 98 - 117), dating to the period AD 116 - 117. Reece Period 8. PARTHICO PM TRP COS VI PP SPQR reverse depicting Virtus standing right, holding spear and parazonium, foot on helmet. Mint of Rome. RIC 334; RSC 193.


Oxfordshire & West Berkshire PAS Record Sheet No: P588

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 116
Date to: Circa AD 117

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.3 mm
Weight: 2.9 g
Diameter: 18.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 15th September 2017

Rally details.

This object was found at Detectival 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Michael Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard
Secondary identifier: Mr Michael Byard

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 8 [161-180]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate and draped bust right

Reverse description: Mars, or possibly Virtus with spear and parazonium
Reverse inscription: PARTHICO PM TRP COS VI PP SPQR

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
RIC Identifier: RIC II Trajan 334
Reverse mint mark: Virtus standing right, holding spear and parazonium, foot on helmet
Status: Contemporary copy (Plated copy)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • Sear : 1988 985

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: West Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Leafield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP3116
Four figure Latitude: 51.84174835
Four figure longitude: -1.55143938
1:25K map: SP3116
1:10K map: SP31NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
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Updated: About one year ago

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