LEIC-BA55E4: Roman Republican silver denarius

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Unique ID: LEIC-BA55E4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman Republican silver denarius of L. Saufeius Mint of Rome, 152 BC, RRC p. 248, no. 204/1


This is one of the earlier Roman Republican denarii found in Britain. It is from quite a large issue, there being 117 obverse dies and 146 reverse dies recorded.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: 152 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 3.15 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 30th September 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott

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: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: helmeted bust of Roma
Obverse inscription: X

Reverse description: Victory in biga (two horse chariot) right
Reverse inscription: L.SAVF (ROMA) in Ex.

Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Republican moneyer: Saufeius, L.
RRC Identifier: RRC 204/1

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: North West Leicestershire (District)
Parish or ward: Measham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK3412
Four figure Latitude: 52.704608
Four figure longitude: -1.49825
1:25K map: SK3412
1:10K map: SK31SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Recorded at Covmoles rally

References cited

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Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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