SF-C89194: Roman Denarius of Augustus

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COIN

Unique ID: SF-C89194

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver denarius of Augustus dating to the period of c. 19 BC to 16 BC (Reece Period 1). DIVVS IVLIVS reverse type depicting an eight-rayed comet with tail upwards. Spanish mint of Colonia Caesaraugusta. RIC I (rev.ed.), p.44, no.37b.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 19 BC
Date to: Circa 16 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.4 g
Diameter: 19.68 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 21st March 2010

Rally details.

This object was found at Lower Hacheston Day Out 2010

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Dr Andrew Brown
Secondary identifier: Dr Victoria Gyori

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: Oak-wreathed head left
Obverse inscription: CAESAR AVGVSTVS (retrograde)

Reverse description: Eight-rayed comet with tail upwards
Reverse inscription: [DI]VVS IVLIVS

Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : 1 no. 253

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Hacheston

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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