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COIN

Unique ID: SUR-6C2DC2

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn Roman silver denarius of Mark Anthony (42-30 BC), dating to 32-31 BC (Reece period 1). LEG II(I)[...] reverse type, depicting a legionary eagle between two standards. Travelling mint. As RRC 544. The coin has been countermarked with a small letter C or a circle on the obverse.

Notes:

The 'legionary' coinage of Mark Antony honoured twenty three legions and were struck for the use of his fleet and legions when he was preparing for the struggle with Octavian, which culminated in the Battle of Actium on the 2nd of September, 31 BC. These coins were slightly debased and survived the various monetary reforms from the reign of Nero onwards, remaining in circulation until the 3rd century AD (hence the typical heavy wear for this issue).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

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
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 3.22 g
Diameter: 15.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 17th December 2020

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: Moving with Republican issuer
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Galley right.
Obverse inscription: [...]VIR[...]

Reverse description: Aquila between standards.
Reverse inscription: LEG II(I)[...]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Republican moneyer: Antonius, M.
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Grafton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU2860
Four figure Latitude: 51.33840448
Four figure longitude: -1.59943305
1:25K map: SU2860
1:10K map: SU26SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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