SUSS-F57806: Roman coin: Republican Denarius of Mn. Cordius Rufus

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Unique ID: SUSS-F57806

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Roman silver denarius of the republican period, moneyer Mn. Cordius Rufus, Venus standing left holding scales and sceptre reverse. Minted in Rome 46 BC. RRC p 473, No 463/1.


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.4 mm
Weight: 3.47 g
Diameter: 18.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st August 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

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: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Conjoined heads of the Discori facing right wearing pilei helmets with two stars above
Obverse inscription: RVFVS III VIR

Reverse description: Venus standing facing left holding scales and transverse sceptre
Reverse inscription: MN CORDI[VS]

Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Republican moneyer: Cordius Rufus, Mn.
RRC Identifier: RRC 463/1b
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

  • RRC : p. 473, No 463/1.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Wealden (District)
Parish or ward: Alciston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ5004
Four figure Latitude: 50.816129
Four figure longitude: 0.127941
1:25K map: TQ5004
1:10K map: TQ50SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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