BERK-922476: Roman coin

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COIN

Unique ID: BERK-922476

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A plated silver Roman denarius of Tiberius (AD 14-37), dating to the period c.AD 14-37 (Reece period 1). PONTIF MAXIM reverse type depicting a seated figure right holding branch and vertical sceptre. Prototype of the mint of Rome, copying RIC I (2nd ed.), p.95, no. 30.

The coin has a copper-alloy core, visible in various cracks and a large perforation in the flan, with plated silver surfaces. It measures 18.66mm in diameter, 1.90mm in thickness, and 2.3g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 14
Date to: Circa AD 37

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 2.3 g
Diameter: 18.66 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Rod Trevaskus
Identified by: Mr Rod Trevaskus
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Tiberius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 1 [Pre AD 41]
Obverse description: Laureate head of Tiberius right.
Obverse inscription: TI CAESAR DIVI-AVG F AVGVSTVS (retrograde)

Reverse description: Seated figure right holding branch and vertical sceptre.
Reverse inscription: PONTIF-MAXI[M] (retrograde)

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
RIC Identifier: RIC I (second edition) Tiberius 30
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Contemporary copy (Plated copy)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : I (2nd ed.) cf. p.95, no. 30

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Speen (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4568
Four figure Latitude: 51.40924512
Four figure longitude: -1.354393
1:25K map: SU4568
1:10K map: SU46NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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