HESH-0FF90C: Roman Coin: denarius of L. Iulius Caesar (obverse and reverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: HESH-0FF90C

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver Roman Republican denarius of L. Iulius Caesar, dating to 103 BC. Obverse shows a helmeted head of Mars left, reverse has incuse brockage of obverse, helmeted head of mars right. The flan also appears to be thicker. Mint of Rome. RRC, p. 325, no. 320/1.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly 103 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.55 mm
Weight: 3.4 g
Diameter: 15.65 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Victoria Allnatt
Identified by: Ms Victoria Allnatt
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: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Helmeted head of Mars left (helmet has a long crest and plume on each side)
Obverse inscription: [CAESAR] behind; control-mark S above

Reverse description: Helmeted bust right (incuse)

Republican moneyer: Iulius Caesar, L.
RRC Identifier: RRC 320/1
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RRC : 320/1

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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