YORYM-D1A0C9: Roman Coin : Contemporary copy denarius of Vitellius

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Unique ID: YORYM-D1A0C9

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A contemporary copy of a Roman silver denarius of Vitellius (AD 69), dating to the period AD 69 (Reece Period 3). CONCORDIA AVG reverse type depicting Concordia seated left holding patera and cornucopia. Obverse prototype of the mint of Rome, but reverse type usually CONCORDIA P R, cf. RIC I (2nd ed.), p. 272, no. 73 for the type. Denarii with CONCORDIA AVG reverse types are known for unclear early and military issues of Vespasian, c.AD 69-70 (cf. RIC II (2nd ed.), p. 156, no. 1348 passim). 

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 69
Date to: Circa AD 69

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.5 g
Diameter: 19.8 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E06505

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Vitellius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 3 [54-68]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP TR P

Reverse description: Concordia seated left holding patera and cornucopia
Reverse inscription: CONCORDIA AVG

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: North Kesteven (District)
Parish or ward: Temple Bruer with Temple High Grange (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF0054
Four figure Latitude: 53.07388091
Four figure longitude: -0.50881747
1:25K map: TF0054
1:10K map: TF05SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

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