BUC-E21FC2: Roman coin: Denarius of Julia Domna

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A Roman silver denarius of Julia Domna (AD 193 - 217) dating to c. AD 193-196, Reece period 10. VENERI VICTR. reverse type depicting Venus, naked to the waist, standing right, holding apple and palm and resting left elbow on column. Mint of Rome. RIC IV part I, page 165, number 536.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 193
Date to: Circa AD 196

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.3 mm
Width: 17.2 mm
Weight: 2.36 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 7th November 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Arwen Wood
Identified by: Arwen Wood

Other reference numbers

Other reference: AYBCM 4927

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Julia Domna
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: Bust of Julia Domna, draped right, hair waved and coiled at the back
Obverse inscription: IVLIA DOMNA AVG

Reverse description: Venus naked to the waist, standing right, holding apple and palm, resting left, elbow on column.
Reverse inscription: VENERI VICTR

Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • RIC : RIC IV part I, page 165, number 536.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
District: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Ravensden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL0756
Four figure Latitude: 52.19186824
Four figure longitude: -0.43609637
1:25K map: TL0756
1:10K map: TL05NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Date find submitted for recording
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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