WAW-15D0DA: Roman coin: denarius of possibly Septimus Severus (Obverse and reverse).

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COIN

Unique ID: WAW-15D0DA

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A corroded silver denarius, probably of Commodus (AD 175-192), dating to the period c.181-192 (Reece period 9). Unclear reverse type, probably depicting Felicitas standing left holding caduceus(?) and cornucopiae. Mint of Rome. cf. RIC III, no. 15 passim for the possible reverse type.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 181
Date to: Circa AD 192

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.72 g
Diameter: 17.66 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st July 2018 - Sunday 1st July 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton
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: Commodus
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 9 [180-193]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: [...](MM)[...BRIT?]

Reverse description: Felicitas standing left holding caduceus(?) and cornucopiae
Reverse inscription: [P](M TR P IMP)[...]II COS [...]

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : III cf. no. 15 passim

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Wyre Forest (District)
Parish or ward: Wolverley and Cookley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO8178
Four figure Latitude: 52.39968023
Four figure longitude: -2.28067546
1:25K map: SO8178
1:10K map: SO87NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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