ESS-B4E3F0: Roman republican denarius coin of M. Aburius Geminus, 132 BC

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COIN

Unique ID: ESS-B4E3F0

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman republican denarius of M. Aburius Geminus in 132 BC (Crawford, M. H. 1974. Roman Republican Coinage, ref. 250). On the obverse is the helmeted head of Roma facing right, with a star in front and the letters GEM behind. The reverse has the sun god Sol in a four-horse chariot with M. ABVRI below and ROMA in the exergue. This is the second oldest Roman coin to have been found in the Colchester area. An issue of M. Iunius dated to 145 BC (ibid, ref. 220/1) was found at Lion Walk during excavations in the early 1970s.

Notes:

This coin was recorded before a Finds Liaison Officer was appointed to Essex and the object description is a transcription of the record made at the time. This record was published in Wise, P. 2002. 'Recent finds from Essex reported to Colchester Museums 2001-2', in Essex Archaeology and History 35 (2004), page 224, ref. 1. This coin was acquired by Colchester Museums - Accession Number 2003.150.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 132 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st December 2002

Personal details

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Recorded by: Laura Pooley
Identified by: Dr Philip Wise

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]
Obverse description: The helmeted head of Roma facing right, with a star in front and the letters GEM behind.
Obverse inscription: GEM

Reverse description: The sun god Sol in a four-horse chariot
Reverse inscription: M. ABVRI below and ROMA in the exergue.

Republican moneyer: Aburius Geminus, M.
RRC Identifier: RRC 250/1
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

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