SUSS-5A3722: Roman Silver Denarius; Augustus (21-14) BC

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COIN

Unique ID: SUSS-5A3722

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete silver denarius of Augustus dating to the period c. 19 BC to 16 BC (Reece Period 1). AVGVSTVS reverse type depicting a capricorn r. holding a globe attached to a rudder; a cornucopia above its back. Spanish mint of Colonia Patricia. RIC I (rev.ed.), p.50, no.126.

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 19 BC
Date to: Circa 16 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.22 mm
Weight: 2.7 g
Diameter: 17.42 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st December 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett
Secondary identifier: Dr Victoria Gyori

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Augustus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 1 [Pre AD 41]
Mint or issue place: Spain
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Bare head r.
Obverse inscription: None

Reverse description: Capricorn r. holding globe attached to a rudder; a cornucopia above its back
Reverse inscription: AVGVST[VS]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

  • RIC : I p.50 No.126

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Wealden (District)
To be known as: Near Ringmer

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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