CAM-443792: Roman coin: Republican denarius of Julius Caesar

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COIN

Unique ID: CAM-443792

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Republican denarius of Julius Caesar, struck in 48 BC. [RRC 458/1; Sydenham 1013]

Notes:

There were 390 obverse dies and 433 reverse dies for this coin which means it was a significant issue. There are 5 specimens in the British Museum (BMCRR East 31-5). Caesar's family claims descent from Venus. Aeneas was used in Roman mythology to connect Troy with Rome, a few years later to be immortalised in Virgil's Aeneid which was written in Augustus' reign (27BC-AD14).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 48 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 25th March 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Philippa Walton
Identified by: Dr Philippa Walton
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius serratus (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: Venus wearing diadem facing right

Reverse description: Aeneas carrying Anchises and Palladium advancing right
Reverse inscription: CAESAR

Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Republican moneyer: Iulius Caesar, C.
RRC Identifier: RRC 458/1

Coin references

  • RRC : p. 471, no. 458/1

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
To be known as: Weston Colville

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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