HESH-B589A0: Roman Coin: Republican Silver denarius of MN Fontei CF

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Unique ID: HESH-B589A0

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Republican Silver denarius of MN Fontei CF struck in Rome in 85 BC

Reece Period 1

Crawford 353 - 1a

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 85 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.4 mm
Weight: 3.63 g
Diameter: 19.6 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Other reference numbers

Other reference: HFD Entry Form No: HFDMG 2696

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: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head of Apollo facing right below head thunderbolt. Behind head MN FONTEI C F aligned downwards (MN and NT ligatured). In front symbol for Apollo
Obverse inscription: MN FONTEI C F

Reverse description: Cupid riding goat right - above two pilei (wool caps) below (in ex) Thyrsus all within a laurel wreath

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Republican moneyer: Fonteius, Mn.
RRC Identifier: RRC 353/1a
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Hereford

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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