SF-F74E17: Roman coin: silver denarius of Commodus

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Unique ID: SF-F74E17

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn denarius struck for Commodus (AD 177-192) dating to c. AD 183. Reece period 9. Reverse: TR P VIII IMP VI COS IIII PP, Mars advancing right holding spear and trophy. Mint of Rome. As RIC vol. III, p. 372, no. 54.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 183
Date to: Circa AD 183

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.92 g
Diameter: 16.79 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 12th April 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Commodus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 9 [180-193]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: M COMMODVS ANTON AVG PIVS

Reverse description: Mars advancing right holding trophy and spear
Reverse inscription: TR P VIII IMP VI COS IIII PP

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
RIC Identifier: RIC III Commodus 54
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Great Finborough

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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