WILT-8D66E3: WILT-8D66E3

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COIN

Unique ID: WILT-8D66E3

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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

Notes:

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 actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.6 g
Diameter: 18.82 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5311

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.
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: 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: Etchilhampton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

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.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Crawford, M.H. 1975 Roman Republican Coinage Cambridge Cambridge University Press 283 1479

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