PUBLIC-515492: PUBLIC-515492: Silver Roman Republic AR denarius L. Procilius

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-515492

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman Republican silver denarius of the moneyer L. Procilius, dating to c. 80 BC (Reece Period 1). Obverse: S C, Laureate head of Jupiter right. Reverse: L PROCILI F, Juno Sospita standing right with spear and shield, before, snake. Border of dots. Mint of Rome. RRC, p. 396, no. 379/1.

The coin has two pieces missing at 11 o clock and 8 o clock on the obverse circumference, probably caused by agricultural machinery

Weight: 2.6 gms Diameter: 18.4 mm

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly 80 BC
Date to: Circa 80 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.6 g
Diameter: 18.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 31st August 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 Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

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 right. Border of dots.
Obverse inscription: S C behind

Reverse description: Juno Sospita standing right, holding shield in left hand and hurling spear with right hand, before, snake. Border of dots.
Reverse inscription: L┬ĚPROCILI / F

Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Republican moneyer: Procilius, L.
RRC Identifier: RRC 379/1
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RRC : p. 396, no. 379/1

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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