SF-363125: Roman coin: commemorative denarius for Vespasian struck under Titus

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Unique ID: SF-363125

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A somewhat worn silver denarius of Titus (AD 79-81) in commemoration of the deified Vespasian (AD 69-79) dating to c. AD 80-81 (Reece period 4). Reverse: no legend, two capricorns back to back supporting large round shield. Mint of Rome. RIC vol. II (2nd edition) no. 357. C.f LEIC-0975F5.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 80
Date to: Circa AD 81

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.68 g
Diameter: 17.55 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 9th July 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: Titus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 4 [69-96]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate bust right

Reverse description: Two Capricorns back to back, supporting shield
Reverse inscription: None

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Braintree (District)
To be known as: Bulmer

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: SF
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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