PUBLIC-2D0F91: PUBLIC-2D0F9, Roman coin. Republican denarius (copy) of Mn. Acilius Balbus

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-2D0F91

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver plated copper alloy contemporary copy of a Roman Republican denarius of Mn. Acilius Balbus. Rome mint, 125 BC (Reece Period 1). Helmeted head of Rome / Jupiter in quadriga. RRC p. 293, cf. 271

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: with finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 125 BC
Date to: Exactly 125 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.7 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 25th November 1993

Personal details

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Recorded by: Lindsey Bedford
Identified by: Lindsey Bedford
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Beedon Pocock

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary 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; star to the right
Obverse inscription: (BALBVS, ROMA)

Reverse description: Jupiter in quadriga right.
Reverse inscription: [ ]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Republican moneyer: Acilius Balbus, Mn.
RRC Identifier: RRC 271/1
Status: Contemporary copy (Plated copy)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RRC : p.293, cf. 271

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Beedon

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: metal detector survey on archaeological site
Current location: with finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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