NCL-D44613: Denarius of Vitellius

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COIN

Unique ID: NCL-D44613

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver Roman denarius of Vitellius (AD 69), dating to the period AD 69 (Reece period 4). XV VIR-SACR FAC reverse type depicting a Tripod-lebes with dolphin lying right on top, raven standing right below. Mint of Rome. As RIC I (2nd ed.), p. 272, no. 86.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 69
Date to: Circa AD 69

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.01 mm
Weight: 2.62 g
Diameter: 17.33 mm

Personal details

Recorded by: Mr Andrew Agate
Identified by: Mr Andrew Agate
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Vitellius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 3 [54-68]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: [A VIT]ELLIVS GERMAN [IMP TR P]

Reverse description: Tripod-lebes with dolphin lying right on top, raven standing right below
Reverse inscription: XV VIR-SACR FAC

Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
RIC Identifier: RIC I (second edition) Vitellius 86
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : I (2nd ed.) p. 272, no. 86

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Harrogate (District)
Parish or ward: Boroughbridge (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE3865
Four figure Latitude: 54.07952635
Four figure longitude: -1.42068538
1:25K map: SE3865
1:10K map: SE36NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NCL
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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