BH-136B71: Roman coin: Republican denarius of Octavian

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-136B71

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver Republican denarius, minted under Octavian in 36BC. Ref: RRC 540/2. The coin is worn and slightly corroded. It measures 18.5mm in diameter, 1.8mm thick and weighs 3.47g.
Obverse legend: IMP·CAESAR·DIVI·F·III·VIR·ITER·R·P·C Description: Head of Octavian right, bearded; around, inscription. Border of dots.
Reverse legend: DIVO·IVL COS·ITER·ET·TER·DESIG Description: Tetrastyle temple; within, figure wearing veil and holding lituus in right hand; on architrave, inscription; within pediment, star; on left, lighted altar; around, inscription. Border of dots.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly 36 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 3.47 g
Diameter: 18.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 10th October 2010

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Malcolm Beagle
Secondary identifier: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 11/8 - 4

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: Unattributed
Obverse description: Bare head right.
Obverse inscription: [IM]P·CAESAR·DIVI·F·III·VIR·I[TER·R·P·C]

Reverse description: Tetrastyle temple; within, figure wearing veil and holding lituus in right hand; on architrave, inscription '[D]IVO·IVL'; within pediment, star; on left, lighted altar; around, inscription. Border of dots.
Reverse inscription: COS·ITER·ET[·TER·DESIG]

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Republican moneyer: Octavian
RRC Identifier: RRC 540/2
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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