BH-F4A831: Roman coin: Repiblican denarius of Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio and P. Licinius Crassus Iunianus Damasippus

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-F4A831

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete Roman Repiblican denarius of Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio and P. Licinius Crassus Iunianus Damasippus dating 47 BC - 46 BC (Reece period 1). Obverse: [M]ETEL·PI[VS] SCIP·IMP; Bust of Jupiter right, hair tied with band; below, eagle's head and sceptre within a border of dots. Reverse: [C]RASS·[IVN] [L](EG)·PRO·P(R); Curule chair; above, scales balanced on cornucopia; on left, corn-ear and inscription; on right, dragon's head and inscription within a border of dots. African mint. As RRC 460/2.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly 47 BC
Date to: Exactly 46 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.39 g
Diameter: 19.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 4th August 2021 - Wednesday 4th August 2021

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Materials and construction

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

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: Bust of Jupiter right, hair tied with band; below, eagle's head and sceptre within a border of dots
Obverse inscription: [M]ETEL·PI[VS] SCIP·IMP

Reverse description: Curule chair; above, scales balanced on cornucopia; on left, corn-ear and inscription; on right, dragon's head and inscription within border of dots
Reverse inscription: [C]RASS·[IVN] [L](EG)·PRO·P(R)

Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Republican moneyer: Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio, Q.
RRC Identifier: RRC 460/2
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RRC : 460/2

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Offley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL1325
Four figure Latitude: 51.9120788
Four figure longitude: -0.358601
1:25K map: TL1325
1:10K map: TL12NW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Updated: 6 months ago

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