PUBLIC-191E22: PUBLIC-191E22: silver denarius of Mark Anthony legionary type

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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-191E22

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver denarius of Mark Anthony's 'Legionary coinage', struck at a Moving Mint, 32-31BC (Reece Period 1),
Obverse: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley right. Reverse: Legionary eagle between two standards, LEG XI below. This coin has worn smooth in the top third on both sides, removing all detail (possibly from rubbing against a hard object or other coins)

These coins were struck by Mark Antony for the use of his fleet and legions when he was preparing for the struggle with Octavius, which culminated in the Battle of Actium on the 2nd of September, 31 BC

RRC p. 541, no. 544/25

A similar coin is described in find no: SUR-9217B5

Weight: 3.3gms Diameter: 18.3mm

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 32 BC
Date to: Exactly 31 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.3 g
Diameter: 18.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 30th September 2015

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr William Burleigh
Identified by: Mr William Burleigh
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: Praetorian galley right with sceptre tied to prow
Obverse inscription: [ANT AVG] III.VIR.R.P.C

Reverse description: Legionary eagle (aquila) between two standards
Reverse inscription: LEG XI below

Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Republican moneyer: Antonius, M.
RRC Identifier: RRC 544/25
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RRC : p. 541, no. 544/25

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Adforton

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: metal detecting Find
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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