SWYOR-F2EC9A: Roman coin; denarius of Caracalla

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COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-F2EC9A

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver Roman coin; a denarius of Caracalla dating from AD 215 (Reece period 10). P M TR P XVIII COS (IIII) PP reverse type depicting Asclepius, nude to waist, standing left, holding serpent-wreathed wand; to right, on ground, globe. Mint of Rome. RIV IV, Pt I, number 251. Compare WMID-0803A4. Compare also http://numismatics.org/ocre/id/ric.4.crl.251 though none of the illustrated examples are a precise match for the design of the snake. http://numismatics.org/collection/1935.117.558 is perhaps the most similar. The coin is 17.5mm diameter, 1.9mm thick and 1.8g. A small part of the coin is missing.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 215
Date to: Circa AD 215

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 1.8 g
Diameter: 17.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 2019 - Thursday 25th April 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3396

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Caracalla
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 10 [193-222]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: Head of Caracalla, laureate, right
Obverse inscription: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM

Reverse description: Asclepius, nude to waist, standing left, holding serpent-wreathed wand; to right, on ground, globe
Reverse inscription: P M TR P XVIII COS (IIII) P P

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
RIC Identifier: RIC IV Caracalla 251
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: Craven (District)
Parish or ward: Eshton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD9156
Four figure Latitude: 53.99995102
Four figure longitude: -2.13878618
1:25K map: SD9156
1:10K map: SD95NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
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