BM-193474: Roman coin: denarius of Vespasian

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Unique ID: BM-193474

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver Roman denarius of Vespasian (AD 69-79), dating to the period AD 74 (Reece period 4). [PON MAX] TR P COS V reverse type depicting a Winged caduceus. Mint of Rome. As RIC II (2nd ed.), p.107, no. 684.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 74
Date to: Circa AD 74

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.78 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 8th March 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Mr Richard Ashford
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: B3J(S) 18/0174

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Vespasian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 4 [69-96]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: [...]ESAR VESPASIANVS AVG

Reverse description: Winged caduceus
Reverse inscription: [PON MAX] TR P COS V

RIC Identifier: RIC II, Part 1 (second edition) Vespasian 684
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : II (2nd ed.) p.107, no. 684

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: Huntingdonshire (District)
To be known as: Huntingdon Area

Spatial coordinates

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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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