BERK-2DBEE4: Roman coin: Republican denarius

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Unique ID: BERK-2DBEE4

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A worn silver Roman Republican denarius of anonymous issue minted in Sicily between 211-210 BC. The obverse depicts the helmeted bust of Roma while the reverse depicts two galloping dioscuri with spears on the reverse. The wear on this coin suggests it was in circulation for a long time. Crawford 72/3.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 211 BC
Date to: Circa 210 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 2.8 g
Diameter: 17.2 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2014.996

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: Sicilian mint
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Helmeted bust of Roma, right. X behind head.
Obverse inscription: None

Reverse description: Two Dioscuir galloping right with spears. Corn ear below
Reverse inscription: None

Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Republican moneyer: Anonymous
RRC Identifier: RRC 72/3
Reverse mint mark: // [RO]MA
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Mildenhall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU2268
Four figure Latitude: 51.41059931
Four figure longitude: -1.68507156
1:25K map: SU2268
1:10K map: SU26NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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