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Unique ID: SUR-6C2DC2
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
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.
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 action after recording: Returned to finder
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 3.22 g
Diameter: 15.9 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 17th December 2020
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Denomination: Denarius (Roman Republic)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
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 qualifier: Certain
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.
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