HESH-069E05: Roman: republican denarius of moneyer Q. Metell Scipio with Eppis Leg FC

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Unique ID: HESH-069E05

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Silver republican denarius of moneyer Q. Metell Scipio with Eppis Leg FC, struck at Africa Mint between 47-46 BC


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: 47 BC
Date to: 46 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.3 mm
Weight: 3.54 g
Diameter: 16.8 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

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]
Mint or issue place: African Mint
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate crowned head of Africa wearing Elephant skin facing right. To the right vertical corn ear, under head: plough. On far right (next to ear of corn) vertical [Q.] MET[ELL] downwards. On left [SC]IPIO • IMP vertically upwards. Between the head of Africa and corn ear is a crescent shaped punched mark. Between the head and inscription on the left is another punched mark (┴) which is shaped like an inverted T. Behind the head in the upper left corner is a further punched mark in the shape of an inverted horseshoe: ∩
Obverse inscription: [Q.] MET[ELL] / [SC]IPIO • IMP

Reverse description: Hercules standing facing with right hand on hip and resting left arm on club draped with lion's skin. The club is resting upon a rock. On right EPPIUS (vertically downwards) on left LEG • F • C (vertically upwards)
Reverse inscription: EPPIUS / LEG • F • C

Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Republican moneyer: Eppius
RRC Identifier: RRC 461/1
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Powys (Unitary Authority)
District: Powys (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Radnorshire

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

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