NARC-E84A20: Roman coin, a republican denarius of unknown moneyer, graffiti on the reverse

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Unique ID: NARC-E84A20

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver Roman republican Denarius of uncertain moneyer, dating from circa 140-100 BC. There is apparent graffiti on the reverse of the coin which is difficult to make out - the possible letters XONAIVIS can be read, but this is unclear and a translation has not yet been possible.

Evidence of reuse: Graffiti


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 140 BC
Date to: Circa 100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.54 mm
Weight: 3.4 g
Diameter: 18.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st October 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Tom Brindle
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead
Secondary identifier: Dr Tom Brindle

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]
Obverse description: Helmeted bust facing right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Horses drawing a chariot right
Reverse inscription: Illegible but graffiti XONAIVIS?

Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Reverse mint mark: Illegible

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
Parish or ward: Campsey Ash (Civil Parish)

References cited

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Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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