WMID-53D814Z: Roman coin: Republican Denarius of L. Marcius Philippus

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Unique ID: WMID-53D814Z

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A Republican silver denarius of L. Marcius Philippus dating to 113 or 112 BC (Reece period 1). L PHILIPPVS reverse type depicting an equestrian statue right. Mint of Rome. RRC p. 307, no. 293/1. The obverse is countermarked with a 'N' or a 'Z' at 2 o'clock on the obverse.

Diameter: 18.96 mm
Thickness: 2.01 mm
Weight: 3.5 g


Formerly known as WMID-53D814, a duplicate ID issued by a system bug.

Evidence of reuse: The obverse is countermarked with a 'N' or a 'Z' at 2 o'clock on the obverse.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 113 BC
Date to: Circa 112 BC
Period of reuse: ROMAN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.01 mm
Weight: 3.5 g
Diameter: 18.96 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st October 2012 - Wednesday 31st October 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Secondary identifier: Dr Philippa Walton

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: Philip V of Macedon right wearing helmet with goats horns on which rests a diadem; behind ROMA downwards

Reverse description: Equestrian statue. The horseman carries a laurel branch;
Reverse inscription: [L PHILIPPVS]

Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Republican moneyer: Marcius Philippus, L.
RRC Identifier: RRC 293/1
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
Parish or ward: Harlaston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK2111
Four figure Latitude: 52.696276
Four figure longitude: -1.690705
1:25K map: SK2111
1:10K map: SK21SW
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

No references cited so far.

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