DENO-5F8BE9: Roman coin: quadrans of Trajan

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Unique ID: DENO-5F8BE9

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy Roman quadrans of Trajan (AD 98-117), dating to the period c.AD 98-117 (Reece period 5). S C reverse type depicting a club. Mint of Rome. As RIC II, p. 293, no. 699; Woytek, 2010: pp. 486-487, no. 603b-1.

Quadrantes are rarely found in Britain. There were not officially issued in the Province and probably arrived in private purses.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 98
Date to: Circa AD 117

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.26 g
Diameter: 1.44 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E8827

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Quadrans
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: Bust of Hercules right, with lion's skin.
Obverse inscription: IMP CAES TRAIAN AVG GERM

Reverse description: Club
Reverse inscription: S C

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
RIC Identifier: RIC II Trajan 699
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : II p. 293, no. 699

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Newark and Sherwood (District)
Parish or ward: Langford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK8356
Four figure Latitude: 53.09476293
Four figure longitude: -0.7619784
1:25K map: SK8356
1:10K map: SK85NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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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Audit data

Recording Institution: DENO
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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