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Unique ID: WILT-8D66E3
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). Reverse type, depicting a legionary eagle between two standards. Travelling mint. As Sear (2000), p283, number 1479; RRC 544/18. The reverse appears to be a brockage. Cf SUR-8E0579
The 'legionary' coinage of Mark Antony honoured twenty three legions. This coin may be for legion XX - XXIII. These coins were struck by Mark Antony 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 2 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
Weight: 2.6 g
Diameter: 18.82 mm
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Other reference: SSWM 5311
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.
Obverse inscription: III VI R R R C
Reverse description: a legionary eagle between two standards.
Reverse inscription: Indiscernible.
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: Travelling mint.
Status qualifier: Certain
4 Figure: SU0359
Four figure Latitude: 51.33008938
Four figure longitude: -1.95832738
1:25K map: SU0359
1:10K map: SU05NW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.
|Author||Publication Year||Title||Publication Place||Publisher||Pages||Reference|
|Crawford, M.H.||1975||Roman Republican Coinage||Cambridge||Cambridge University Press||283||1479|