HESH-0F9BC1: Roman coin: denari of Mark Anthony's 'Legionary coinage' (obverse and reverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: HESH-0F9BC1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver denarius of Mark Anthony's 'Legionary coinage', 32-31BC. Reece period 1,
ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley right; Reverse: Legionary eagle between two standards. The reverse surface has many scratch marks and the bottom half is damaged, therefore the reverse legend is unclear. Crawford 544ff.

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.

A similar coin has been discovered in the same field as this one (PUBLIC-191E22).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 31
Date to: Circa AD 32

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.12 mm
Weight: 2.5 g
Diameter: 16.64 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 29th August 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Victoria Allnatt
Identified by: Ms Victoria Allnatt
Secondary identifier: Mr Peter Reavill

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
Reece period: Period 1 [Pre AD 41]
Mint or issue place: Moving with Republican issuer
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

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Adforton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO4072
Four figure Latitude: 52.3427785
Four figure longitude: -2.88214066
1:25K map: SO4072
1:10K map: SO47SW
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: SMS: 00863
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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