IOW-B4D7CD: Roman Coin: Denarius

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Unique ID: IOW-B4D7CD

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete Roman silver denarius of Hadrian (AD 117-138), dating to the period AD 128 (Reece period 6). LIBERALITAS AVG, COS III reverse type depicting Liberalitas standing right emptying cornucopiae. Mint of Rome.

Obverse: HADRIANVS-AVGVST[VS P P]; Laureate head right.

Reverse: LIBERA-LITAS [AVG], COS III (in exergue); Liberalitas standing right emptying cornucopiae.

Diameter: 18.4mm. Weight: 2.91g. DA=12:7.

RIC II, p. 381, no. 363a.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 128
Date to: Exactly AD 128

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.91 g
Diameter: 18.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 9th May 2018 - Wednesday 9th May 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-7-133

Materials and construction

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

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: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: HADRIANVS-AVGVST[VS P P]

Reverse description: Liberalitas standing right emptying cornucopiae
Reverse inscription: LIBERA-LITAS [AVG], COS III (in exergue)

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
RIC Identifier: RIC II Hadrian 363a
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : II p. 381, no. 363a.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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