DENO-A46C61: Roman coin: contemporary copy of a denarius of a Flavian ruler

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COIN

Unique ID: DENO-A46C61

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A plated contemporary copy of a silver Roman denarius, probably of Vespasian (AD 69-79), dating to the period c.AD 73-79 (Reece period 4). PONTIF MAXIM reverse type depicting the Emperor seated right holding branch and vertical sceptre. Prototype of the mint of Rome. cf. RIC II (2nd ed.), p. 98, no. 544 passim for the reverse prototype. This reverse type is struck for both Vespasian and Titus, the obverse probably from a later issue of Vespasian.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 73
Date to: Circa AD 79

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.2 mm
Weight: 1.55 g
Diameter: 17.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st December 2018 - Monday 31st December 2018

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E8963

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Vespasian
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 4 [69-96]
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: [...]VESPAS(I)[...]

Reverse description: Emperor seated right holding branch and vertical sceptre
Reverse inscription: PONT[I]F-MAXI[M]

Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Contemporary copy (Plated copy)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Derbyshire (County)
District: South Derbyshire (District)
Parish or ward: Osleston and Thurvaston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK2436
Four figure Latitude: 52.92088452
Four figure longitude: -1.64448803
1:25K map: SK2436
1:10K map: SK23NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

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Audit data

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

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