WMID-33CBF1: A silver struck/ hammered republican denarius, dating to 87 BC.

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-33CBF1

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver Roman Republican denarius of L. Rubrius Dossenius, Rome, 87 BC (diameter: 18mm; thickness: 0.8mm; weight: 2.90g). The coin is in a poor condition with particular wear on the reverse.

Reference: Michael H. Crawford; 'Roman Republican Coinage' Parts I & II; 1974, pages 362-3, plate XLV, Ref no 348/1.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly 87 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 2.9 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 11th May 2004

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Caroline Johnson
Identified by: Ms Caroline Johnson
Secondary identifier: Dr David Symons

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: Laureate head of Jupiter bearing right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Triumphal quadriga bearing right
Reverse inscription: [...]R[...]

Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Republican moneyer: Rubrius Dossenus, L.
RRC Identifier: RRC 348/1
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)
To be known as: Shenstone

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

  • Crawford, M.H., 1975 Roman Republican Coinage Cambridge: Cambridge University Press pages 362-3; plate XLV , Ref no 348/1

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Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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