KENT-87A40F: plated copy of a Denarius of Hadrian

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Unique ID: KENT-87A40F

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete plated contemporary copy of a silver Roman denarius of Hadrian (AD 117-138), probably dating to the period c.AD 127-128 (Reece period 6). [COS III] reverse type probably depicting Pudicitia seated left, globe in exergue. Mint of Rome. cf. RIC II, p. 361, no. 179 passim for the reverse type. The copper-alloy core is visible beneath the silver plating due to corrosion of the surfaces.

Measurements: 18.58mm in diameter, 2.78mm thick and 1.86g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 127
Date to: Circa AD 128

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.78 mm
Weight: 1.86 g
Diameter: 18.58 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Hadrian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 6 [117-138]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Unclear laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: [HADRI]ANVS-[AVGVSTVS/AVGVSTVS P P]

Reverse description: Pudicitia(?) seated left, globe in exergue
Reverse inscription: [COS III]

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
RIC Identifier: RIC II Hadrian 179c
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Contemporary copy (Plated copy)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : II p. 361, no. 179 passim

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Canterbury (District)
Parish or ward: Bishopsbourne (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR1852
Four figure Latitude: 51.2255422
Four figure longitude: 1.12077647
1:25K map: TR1852
1:10K map: TR15SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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