LANCUM-E37212: Roman Coin: Denarius of Marcus Antonius(obverse and reverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: LANCUM-E37212

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Denarius of Marcus Antonius minted in the east 32-31 BC. Augustus convinced the Roman world (wrongly) that Antonius' coins were made of base silver so examples like this remained in circulation until about AD 230. Catalogue number - 544, 21 in M.H.Crawford, 'Roman Republican Coinage', Cambridge 1974. Spink 457.

Although this coin was struck in the late 30s BC, coins of its type stayed in circulation until the 3rd century AD when they are still being hoarded.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 32 BC
Date to: Circa 31 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.25 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st October 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Lisa Keys
Identified by: Miss Lisa Keys
Secondary identifier: Dr David Shotter

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Mint or issue place: Eastern mint
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Galley.
Obverse inscription: ANT AVG IIIVIR RPC (Antonius, Augur, Triumvir for the re-ordering of the Republic)

Reverse description: Legionary eagle between two standards.
Reverse inscription: LEG VIII

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Ribble Valley (District)
To be known as: Clitheroe

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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