HAMP-AF8352: Roman coin: Republican denarius (Julius Caesar)

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Unique ID: HAMP-AF8352

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A mid 1st-century Roman Republican silver denarius of Julius Caesar, travelling mint, 49-48 BC (RRC 443/1)


This coin is part of a group of twenty-four Roman Republican and early imperial coins reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme together with other groups of Iron Age and Roman coins in 2005. The majority of the gold and silver coins spanned a period from the mid first century BC until the mid 2nd century AD. The group of twenty-four coins appear to represent addenda to the earlier 'Winchester Hoard', discovered by the same finder (published in TAR 2001, no.181). The current coins are consistent with the earlier hoard in terms of their type and condition, and the possibility that they originated at the same site is supported by the fact that the finder was known to have revisited the site on occasions after the discovery of the hoard. The original hoard comprised three Roman Republican period silver denarii, one denarius of Augustus (27 BC-AD 14) and one denarius of Tiberius (AD 14-37). The twenty-four coins belong to the same periods: The earliest is a Republican coin of 113 or 112 BC and the latest are a gold aureus and silver denarius of Tiberius, both struck between AD 14 and 37. The hoard has gone through the Treasure process as case 2006 T163. There are 750 obverse and 833 reverse dies known for this coin - this is a very common issue.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Winchester Museums Service
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2006 T163


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: 49 BC
Date to: 48 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.15 mm
Width: 17.2 mm
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 3.43 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st September 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Dr Ian Leins

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2006 T163
Treasure case number: 2006 T163
Museum accession number: WINCM: C6498

Materials and construction

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

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: Moving with Republican issuer
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Sacrificial implements - 'culullus' (horn-shaped vessel), 'aspergillum' (sprinkler), axe and 'apex' (hat)
Obverse inscription: None

Reverse description: Elephant right, trampling dragon
Reverse inscription: CAESAR (in exergue)

Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Republican moneyer: Iulius Caesar, C.
RRC Identifier: RRC 443/1

Coin references

  • RRC : 443/1 (p. 461)

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
To be known as: Winchester

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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