IOW-080488: Roman Coin: Denarius of Nerva

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-080488

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete and corroded Roman silver denarius of Nerva (AD 96-98), dating to the period c. AD 96-97 (Reece period 5). CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM reverse type depicting clasped hands, possibly with caduceus. Mint of Rome.

Obverse: IMP VERVA CAES AVG [...] COS (II P P?); Laureate head right.

Reverse: CONCORDIA EXER[CITVVM]; Clasped hands, possibly with caduceus.

Diameter: 18.7mm. Weight: 3.33g.

cf. RIC II no. 2 passim

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 96
Date to: Circa AD 97

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.33 g
Diameter: 18.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 31st July 2019 - Wednesday 31st July 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-1-196

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Nerva
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 5 [96-117]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: IMP VERVA CAES AVG [...] COS (II P P?)

Reverse description: Clasped hands, possibly with caduceus
Reverse inscription: CONCORDIA EXER[CITVVM]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
RIC Identifier: RIC II Nerva 2 (denarius)
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : II no. 2 passim

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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