DOR-E101C9: Roman coin: Denarius of Hadrian

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Unique ID: DOR-E101C9

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A silver denarius of Hadrian (AD 117 - 138) dating to AD 134 - 138 (Reece period 6). NILVS (Nilus reclining on an urn, holding cornucopiae, with a hippo in front and a crocodile below) reverse. Mint of Rome.
Reference: RIC II, No. 310

Date: Roman
Diameter: 18.66 mm
Weight: 2.87 g
Die axis: 6

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 134
Date to: Circa AD 136

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.87 g
Diameter: 18.66 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st October 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen
Identified by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 019374

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: Head, laureate, right
Obverse inscription: [HADRIA]NVS [AVG] COS III PP

Reverse description: Nilus reclining right on urn, holding cornucopiae, crocodile below, hippo in front
Reverse inscription: NILVS

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
RIC Identifier: RIC II Hadrian 310d
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : 11 310

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Mendip (District)
Parish or ward: Pilton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST6043
Four figure Latitude: 51.18481956
Four figure longitude: -2.57369019
1:25K map: ST6043
1:10K map: ST64SW
Grid reference source: From finder
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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Updated: 5 months ago

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