HESH-9DE919: Roman Coin: denari of Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius (obverse and reverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: HESH-9DE919

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A Roman silver denari of Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius (c. 130 BC - 63 BC) dating to 81 BC (Reece period 1) Reverse type depicting the jug and litus. Mint of Northern Italy. The flan on which the coin is struck coin measures 2.1 mm, this is perhaps thicker than regular examples. (RRC (1974:p.390) no. 374.2.

The issue was produced by Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius, serving as a Sullan commander in the fight against Carrinas, Norbanus and Carbo. The reverse type may have a Sullan as well as a family significance (RRC 1974).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly 81 BC
Date to: Exactly 81 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.1 mm
Weight: 3 g
Diameter: 18.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 18th February 2014 - Tuesday 18th February 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Victoria Allnatt
Identified by: Ms Victoria Allnatt
Secondary identifier: Mr Peter Reavill

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: Probably
Reece period: Period 1 [Pre AD 41]
Mint or issue place: Italian mint
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Head of Pietas facing right, wearing diadem, before stork. Border of dots

Reverse description: Jug and litus; in exergue, IMPER. Laurel wreath border.
Reverse inscription: IMPER

Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Republican moneyer: Caecilius Metellus Pius, Q.
RRC Identifier: RRC 374/2
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RRC : I 374.2

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Adforton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO4071
Four figure Latitude: 52.33378939
Four figure longitude: -2.88196175
1:25K map: SO4071
1:10K map: SO47SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Updated: 3 years ago

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