LIN-898441: Roman silver denarius

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Unique ID: LIN-898441

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Silver Roman denarius. This rare piece was struck between April and June AD 68 by Galba in Spain. Galba had agreed to join the revolt against Nero so started to strike coins. Some of the early coins did bear his name and portrait, but others looked back to the past. One issue bore the head of Augustus. This particular coin is copied from a Republican coin of L. Scribonius Libo of 62 BC which also depicts Bonus Eventus (RRC 416/1). This coin is RIC I, no. 6. There is no coin struck from the same dies in the British Museum or the Bibliotheque Nationale (Paris). RIC I, p. 203, c.f. no. 6

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 68

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.17 mm
Diameter: 18.53 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Adam Daubney
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Galba
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 3 [54-68]
Mint or issue place: Spain
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Female bust (Bonus Eventus) right, diademed and draped, with hair in queue above neck.
Obverse inscription: BON EVENT

Reverse description: Clasped right hands holding a caduceus
Reverse inscription: PACI . P R

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
RIC Identifier: RIC I (second edition) Galba 6

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: North Kesteven (District)
To be known as: Sleaford

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: LIN
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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