HAMP-BDE601: Roman coin: Republican denarius of the moneyer M Lucilius Rufus

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Unique ID: HAMP-BDE601

Object type certainty: Certain
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A very worn, broken and incomplete 1st-century BC silver Roman Republican denarius, 'M·LVCILI RVF', struck by the moneyer M Lucilius Rufus at Rome in 101 BC (RRC 324/1).

Around a third of the original flan has been lost to old breaks.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly 101 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.9 mm
Width: 14.8 mm
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 2.41 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Lucy Ellis
Identified by: Miss Lucy Ellis
Secondary identifier: Dr Philippa Walton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E3177

Materials and construction

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

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; behind, inscription; laurel wreath border
Obverse inscription: Illegible [M·LVCILI]

Reverse description: Victory in biga right, holding reins in left hand and whip in right hand; below, inscription; above, inscription; pellet border
Reverse inscription: RVF

Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Republican moneyer: Lucilius Rufus, M.
RRC Identifier: RRC 324/1
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RRC : 324/1

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
To be known as: Micheldever CP

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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