LANCUM-16D63B: Silver denarius of Vespasian

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Unique ID: LANCUM-16D63B

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman silver denarius of Vespasian, dating to AD 70. Mint of Rome. Obverse of laureate bust, right: IMP CAESAR [VESPASIANVS] AVG. Reverse of Fortuna standing left, holding rudder on prow and cornucopia: COS ITER FORT RED. The coin is 16.61mm in diameter, 2.08mm in thickness and weighs 2.87g.

RIC II 2nd ed. pt. 1 (Vespasian) no. 19.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 70
Date to: Exactly AD 70

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.08 mm
Weight: 2.87 g
Diameter: 16.61 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 21st October 2018

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 1606

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: Right-facing laureate bust
Obverse inscription: IMP CAESAR [VESPASIANVS] AVG

Reverse description: Fortuna standing left, holding rudder on prow and cornocopia
Reverse inscription: COS ITER FORT RED

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

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Harrogate (District)
Parish or ward: Boroughbridge (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4066
Four figure Latitude: 54.08836237
Four figure longitude: -1.38998669
1:25K map: SE4066
1:10K map: SE46NW
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

References cited

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

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