BERK-8652FE: Roman: Coin: House of Constantine

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Unique ID: BERK-8652FE

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper ally Roman denarius of Macrinus (AD 217-218), dating to the period AD 217-218 (Reece period 10). Obverse: IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG - Laureate, cuirassed bust right. Jupiter reverse type depicting Jupiter standing facing, head right, holding long sceptre in right hand and thunderbolt in left hand. PONTIF MAX TRP COS PP. Mint of Rome.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 217
Date to: Circa AD 218

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 2.2 g
Diameter: 19.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 11th February 2018

Rally details.

This object was found at Wendlebury #1

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Lindsey Smith
Identified by: Dr Lindsey Smith

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Macrinus
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 10 [193-222]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: IMP C M OPEL SEV [MACRINVS AVG]

Reverse description: Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter
Reverse inscription: [PONT]IF [MAX TRP COS] PP

Reverse mint mark: Illegible
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Cherwell (District)
Parish or ward: Merton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP5719
Four figure Latitude: 51.8666749
Four figure longitude: -1.17358811
1:25K map: SP5719
1:10K map: SP51NE
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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Updated: 8 months ago

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