WMID-3C2073: The obverse of a Roman republican coin dating to 87 BC.

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-3C2073

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver Roman Republican denarius of L. Rubrius Dossenius, dating to 87 BC.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: 87 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 2.96 g
Diameter: 16 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 2002

Personal details

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Identified by: Ms Caroline Johnson

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

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: Bearded laureate head of Jupiter facing right with sceptre over shoulder. Partial border of dots showing above head.
Obverse inscription: [DOSSEN]

Reverse description: Triumphal quadriga facing right. Faint border of dots still visible. The side panel decorated with a thunderbolt is no longer visible. Likewise, victory with wreath cannot be seen.
Reverse inscription: [...]VB[...]

Republican moneyer: Rubrius Dossenus, L.
RRC Identifier: RRC 348/1

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: South Staffordshire (District)

References cited

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Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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