WAW-023BE1: ROman coin: Denarius of the Civil war period

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Unique ID: WAW-023BE1

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver Roman denarius of the Civil Wars, dating to the period c.AD 68-69 (Reece period 3). 

Obverse:LIBERTAS [RESTITVTA], bust of Libertas facing right, draped, wearing necklace and with hair looped behind head
Reverse: Oak wreath with SPQR in centre of round shield

Spanish mint. As RIC I (2nd ed.), p. 205, no. 27.

Diameter: 17.21mm
Thickness: 1.96mm
Weight: 2.4 grams.


Recorded in the field at Fosse Way RABI Rally 2010: Rally ID: 42. Coin was photographed.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 68
Date to: Circa AD 69

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.96 mm
Weight: 2.4 g
Diameter: 17.21 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 12th September 2010

Rally details.

This object was found at Fosse Way RABI rally 2010

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Fosse Way RABI 2010 / photo ID 42

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Civil War (coinage)
Reece period: Period 3 [54-68]
Mint or issue place: Spain
Obverse description: Libertas bust facing right, draped, wearing necklace and hair looped above neck
Obverse inscription: LIBERTAS [RESTITVTA]

Reverse description: Oak wreath surrounded circular shield
Reverse inscription: SPQR

RIC Identifier: RIC I (second edition) Civil Wars 27
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • RIC : I (2nd ed.) p. 205, no. 27

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
Parish or ward: Harbury (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP3460
Four figure Latitude: 52.237147
Four figure longitude: -1.503535
1:25K map: SP3460
1:10K map: SP36SW
Grid reference source: Recorded at a rally
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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