SUSS-986C67: Roman coin: Denarius of M Cordius Rufus

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COIN

Unique ID: SUSS-986C67

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman silver denarius of the Republican period, moneyer probably MN Cordius Rufus, reverse probably MN CORDIVS (Venus standing left holding scales and sceptre, cupid at shoulder), minted in Rome 46 BC. RRC p 473, No 463/1a.

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 46 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.58 g
Diameter: 17.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 31st July 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Jennifer Jackson
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead

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: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: (Conjoined heads of the Dioscuri facing right wearing pilei)[surmounted by stars]
Obverse inscription: [III VIR]

Reverse description: (Venus standing left holding scales and sceptre, cupid at shoulder)
Reverse inscription: [...](M)CORDI[VS].

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Republican moneyer: Cordius Rufus, Mn.
RRC Identifier: RRC 463/1a

Coin references

  • RRC : p473 463/1a

Spatial metadata

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

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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Audit data

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

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