ESS-FE2658: Silver denarius of Octavian (27BC-AD14), dating 37BC.

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COIN

Unique ID: ESS-FE2658

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Silver denarius of Octavian, minted during the second triumvirate (43-33 BC) and dating to 37 BC. The coin has been mistruck. The obverse shows the bust of Octavian facing right. The inscription reads IMP CAESAR [DIVI . F . III . VIR . ITER . R . P . C]. The reverse shows a simpulum, sprinkler, jug and lituus; symbolic of his augurate and pontificate. RRC, p. 537, no. 538/1.

The coin is 3.19 grams, 13.65 mm diameter

Reference: RRC = Crawford, M. H. 'Roman Republican Coinage', Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, 1974.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 37 BC
Date to: Circa 37 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.19 g
Diameter: 13.65 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Katie Bishop
Identified by: Ms Katie Bishop
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

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: Moving with Republican issuer
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Head of Octavian right.
Obverse inscription: IMP CAESAR [DIVI F III VIR ITER R P C]

Reverse description: Simpulum, sprinkler, jug and lituus
Reverse inscription: [COS ITER ET TER D]ESIG

Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Republican moneyer: Octavian
RRC Identifier: RRC 538/1
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RRC : 538/1

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: East Hertfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Much Hadham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL4316
Four figure Latitude: 51.82432717
Four figure longitude: 0.07354265
1:25K map: TL4316
1:10K map: TL41NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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