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SF-8E11A5: Roman Coin: Denarius of Julius Caesar

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COIN

Unique ID: SF-8E11A5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver Roman Republican denarius of Julius Caesar, dating to the period c.47-46 BC (Reece Period 1). CAESAR (downwards) reverse type depicting Aeneas left, carrying palladium in right hand and Anchises on left shoulder. African mint. As RRC p. 471, no. 458/1.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 47 BC
Date to: Circa 46 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.25 g
Diameter: 18.12 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st May 2014

Personal details

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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: African Mint
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Diademed head of Venus right

Reverse description: Aeneas advancing left holding palladium and carrying anchises
Reverse inscription: CAESAR

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Republican moneyer: Iulius Caesar, C.
RRC Identifier: RRC 458/1
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RRC : p. 471, no. 458/1

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Braintree (District)
To be known as: Great Maplestead

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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: SF
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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