SUR-686360: Roman coin: Republican denarius

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Unique ID: SUR-686360

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver Republican denarius issued by the moneyer C. Allius Bala in 92 BC (Reece period 1). C ALLI reverse type depicting Diana advancing right in biga of stags; scorpion below. Mint of Rome. RRC p. 336, no. 336/1c.

There are two 'C'-shaped countermarks on the reverse at 4 o'clock and 6 o'clock.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly 92 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.4 g
Diameter: 16.69 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 2nd June 2013

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr David W Williams
Identified by: Mr David W Williams
Secondary identifier: Dr Philippa Walton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: B13-383

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: Female head right; unclear control mark before
Obverse inscription: BALA (downwards)

Reverse description: Diana in biga of stags right, holding sceptre and reins in left hand and torch in right hand, with quiver over shoulder; below, scorpion.
Reverse inscription: C ALLI

Republican moneyer: Allius Bala, C.
RRC Identifier: RRC 336/1c
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
Parish or ward: Fyfield and Tubney (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4195
Four figure Latitude: 51.652303
Four figure longitude: -1.408765
1:25K map: SU4195
1:10K map: SU49NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Updated: 5 years ago

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