WMID-12FF0B: Roman coin: denarius probably of Nerva

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Unique ID: WMID-12FF0B

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman silver-plated denarius possibly of Nerva dating to AD 96-98 (Reece period 5). Reverse type depicting figure standing. Mint unclear. Coin is extremely worn.

Overall dimensions: 18.68mm in diameter and 3.26g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 96
Date to: Exactly AD 98

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.26 g
Diameter: 18.68 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Susheela Burford
Identified by: Dr Susheela Burford

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Nerva
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 5 [96-117]
Obverse description: Laureate bust right.
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Figure standing.
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Acton Burnell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ5300
Four figure Latitude: 52.59575017
Four figure longitude: -2.69529251
1:25K map: SJ5300
1:10K map: SJ50SW
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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