PUBLIC-B2EE02: Denarius Julius Caesar obv

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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-B2EE02

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver Republican denarius issued by Julius Caesar between 46 and 45 BC (Reece period 1). CAESAR reverse type depicting trophy with seated female captive on left and bearded captive on right. Spanish Mint. RRC p. 479, no. 468/1.

Notes:

From its worn state it was probably brought over to this country after the Claudian invasion of 43AD

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 46 BC
Date to: Circa 45 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.5 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 9th January 2011

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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: Spain
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Diademed head of Venus Genetrix facing right, small Cupid at shoulder.
Obverse inscription: No legend.

Reverse description: Gallia and a Gaulish captive are seated below a war trophy, referring to Caesar's victories in France
Reverse inscription: CAES[AR]

Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Republican moneyer: Iulius Caesar, C.
RRC Identifier: RRC 468/1
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • BMC : Spain 89
  • RRC : p. 479, no. 468/1

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: Welwyn Hatfield (District)
To be known as: Nr Ayot St Lawrence

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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