SWYOR-717483: Roman coin; republican denarius

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Unique ID: SWYOR-717483

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver Roman coin; a Republican denarius of M Carbo dating from 122BC, issued in Rome. It is 17.7mm in diameter and 1.93mm thick. It weighs 3.51gm. See RRC p. 295, no. 276.


This coin is from a substantial issue with 175 obverse and 219 reverse dies.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 122 BC
Date to: Circa 122 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.93 mm
Weight: 3.51 g
Diameter: 17.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 3rd April 2010 - Sunday 11th April 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1100

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (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: Helmeted head of Roma right; to right, [X]

Reverse description: Jupiter riding right in quadriga, holding sceptre and thunderbolt
Reverse inscription: M.CA[RBO, ROMA]

Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Republican moneyer: Papirius Carbo, M.
RRC Identifier: RRC 276/1
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RRC : p. 295, no. 276

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Selby (District)
Parish or ward: Whitley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE5620
Four figure Latitude: 53.67348
Four figure longitude: -1.153796
1:25K map: SE5620
1:10K map: SE52SE
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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Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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