BH-6EAFA6: Roman coin: denarius of Augustus

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Unique ID: BH-6EAFA6

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver denarius of Augustus dating to the period of c. 25 BC to 23 BC (Reece Period 1). P CARISIVS LEG PRO PR reverse type depicting a helmet between a dagger and a bipennis. Mint of Emerita. RIC i (rev.ed.), p.41, no. 7a.

The coin measures 18.3mm in diameter, 1.9mm thick and weighs 3.48g.

Class: Denarius

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 25 BC
Date from certainty: Certain
Date to: Circa 23 BC
Date to certainty: Certain

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 3.48 g
Diameter: 18.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 10th March 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters
Secondary identifier: Dr Victoria Gyori

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 08/133

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: Certain
Obverse description: Bare head right.
Obverse inscription: [IM](P) CAESAR AVGVST

Reverse description: Helmet between dagger and bipennis.
Reverse inscription: P C[ARISI]VS LEG PRO PR

Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : I p. 41, no. 7a

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: Dacorum (District)
To be known as: Northchurch

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Recording Institution: BH
Created: Friday 21st November 2008
Updated: Wednesday 22nd May 2013

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