LEIC-FE4354: Roman Coin: Denarius of Augustus

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COIN

Unique ID: LEIC-FE4354

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman silver denarius of Augustus dating to 19 BC (Reece Period 1). AVGVSTVS CAESAR reverse type depicting Augustus standing in an elephant biga l., holding a laurel branch in r. hand and a sceptre in l. hand. Mint of Rome. RIC I (rev.ed.), p.63, no.301.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly 19 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 1.79 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead
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
Reece period: Period 1 [Pre AD 41]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Helmeted and draped bust of Virtus right
Obverse inscription: L AQVILLIVS FLORVS IIIVIR

Reverse description: Augustus standing in an elephant biga l., holding a laurel branch in r. hand and a sceptre in l. hand
Reverse inscription: AVGVSTVS CAESAR

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: Huntingdonshire (District)
To be known as: Melton

Spatial coordinates


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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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