CORN-031A54: denarius of Trajan (obverse)

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-031A54

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A silver denarius of Trajan (AD 98-117), Reece period 5, S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI reverse type depicting Genius, naked, except for cloak round waist, standing left, holding out patera in right hand and cornucopia in left. Mint of Rome.

Cf. BMC Vol III, p.60, pl.13, fig.2, no.205, c.AD 103-111

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 103
Date to: Circa AD 111

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 1.88 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 12th May 2018 - Saturday 12th May 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Trajan
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 5 [96-117]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: laureate head of Trajan facing right
Obverse inscription: [IMP] TRAI[ANO AVG] GER DAC [P M TR P COS V P P]

Reverse description: Genius, naked, except for cloak round waist, standing left, holding out patera in right hand and cornucopia in left
Reverse inscription: S P Q R [OPT]IMO PRIN[CIPI]

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

Coin references

  • BMC : III, no.205

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Cuby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW9245
Four figure Latitude: 50.26825286
Four figure longitude: -4.92007495
1:25K map: SW9245
1:10K map: SW95SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
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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Audit data

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Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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