SWYOR-12DE18: Roman silver coin: denarius of Julia Domna

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Unique ID: SWYOR-12DE18

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A silver Roman coin; a denarius of Julia Domna under Septimius Severus (AD 193 - 217) dating from AD 196 - 211 (Reece Period 10). PIETAS PVBLICA reverse type depicting Pietas standing left raising both hands in invocation with altar at her feet. Mint of Rome. See Sear Volume 2, number 6601 on page 494 and ESS-1BF2F7 which cites RIC IV, Pt I, p. 170, no. 574. It is 18.8mm in diameter and 1.9mm thick. It weighs 2.96gm.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 196
Date to: Circa AD 211

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 2.96 g
Diameter: 18.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 23rd July 2017 - Sunday 23rd July 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Identified by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Secondary identifier: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3026

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Julia Domna
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 10 [193-222]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Draped bust right
Obverse inscription: IVLIA AVGVSTA

Reverse description: Pietas left by altar, raising both hands
Reverse inscription: PIETAS PVBLICA

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : IV, Pt I p. 170, no. 574

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: South Willingham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF2084
Four figure Latitude: 53.33930076
Four figure longitude: -0.19917111
1:25K map: TF2084
1:10K map: TF28SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 12 months ago
Updated: 11 months ago

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