HAMP-4435BE:

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Unique ID: HAMP-4435BE

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A worn silver Roman Republican 'Legionary' denarius of Mark Antony, dating to 32-31 BC (Reece period 1). LEG XIII reverse type depicting two standards, with aquila between. Travelling mint moving with Antony. cf. RRC p. 541, no. 544/27

Notes:

Mark Antony issued the 'legionary' denarii from a travelling mint, possibly in Greece, to pay his fleet and legions in the build up to conflict with Octavian (Augustus), which culminated in the Battle of Actium on the 2nd of September, 31 BC (Grueber, 1970, 526).

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Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 32 BC
Date to: Circa 31 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.8 g
Diameter: 17.5 mm

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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: Moving with Republican issuer
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: A galley, right.
Obverse inscription: [ANT·AVG] III·VIR·R·P·C

Reverse description: Two standards with a legionary eagle between them.
Reverse inscription: LEG XIII

Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Republican moneyer: Antonius, M.
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Havant (District)
To be known as: Hayling Island

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Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Grueber, H.A. 1910 Coins of the Roman Republic in the British Museum Oxford University Press

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Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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