BH-1B3413: Roman coin: Republican denarius of Octavian

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-1B3413

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver Roman Republican denarius of Octavian (31 BC-AD 14), byt he moneyer L. Pinarius Scarpus, dating to the period c.31-30 BC (Reece Period 1). Obverse: [I]MPCAESARI / [S]CARPVSIMP, Open right hand to left. Reverse: DIVI F / AVC PONT, Victory standing to right on globe, holding palm frond with her left hand and wreath tied with fillet with her extended right. Mint of Cyrene. As RRC no. 546/6; RIC I, p. 84, no. 534.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 31 BC
Date to: Circa 30 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.29 g
Diameter: 19.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 6th November 2019 - Wednesday 6th November 2019

Personal details

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Roman Republic)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Republic
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 1 [Pre AD 41]
Mint or issue place: African Mint
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Open right hand to left
Obverse inscription: [I]MP•CAESARI / [S]CARPVS•IMP

Reverse description: Victory standing to right on globe, holding palm frond with her left hand and wreath tied with fillet with her extended right
Reverse inscription: DIVI• F / AVC• PONΓ

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Republican moneyer: Pinarius Scarpus, L.
RRC Identifier: RRC 546/6
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RRC : no. 546/6
  • RIC : I (2nd ed.) p. 84, no. 534.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
Parish or ward: Little Horwood (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7930
Four figure Latitude: 51.96287726
Four figure longitude: -0.85161972
1:25K map: SP7930
1:10K map: SP73SE
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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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