LEIC-DB5DAA: Roman coin: denarius of Vespasian

Rights Holder: Phil Harding
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Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman silver denarius of Vespasian, 76 AD. The coin is in good but worn condition, is 18mm in diameter and weighs 2.45g.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 76

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 2.45 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 19th February 2019

Personal details

Recorded by: Dr Phil Harding
Identified by: Dr Phil Harding

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2771

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: Probably
Obverse description: Laureate head of Vespasian right

Reverse description: Eagle standing facing on garlanded base, head left.

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Melton (District)
Parish or ward: Frisby on the Wreake (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK6917
Four figure Latitude: 52.7462272
Four figure longitude: -0.97928098
1:25K map: SK6917
1:10K map: SK61NE
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: Whilst searching with a metal detector
Current location: With finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 2 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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