BM-771D0A: Roman coin : denarius of Galba (obverse)

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Unique ID: BM-771D0A

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver denarius of Galba (AD 68-69), dating to AD 68 (Reece Period 4). Reverse: HISPANIA, bust of Hispania right. Spanish mint. RIC I (revised edition), p. 232, no. 2.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 68

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.35 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 19th October 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Vincent Drost
Identified by: Mr Richard Ashford
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

Other reference numbers

Other reference: I3C 15/0611

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Galba
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 3 [54-68]
Mint or issue place: Spain
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Galba in military dress riding left, right arm raised
Obverse inscription: GALBA-IMP

Reverse description: Hispania bust, laureate and draped right; two Javelins behind; round shield below; two corn-ears in front
Reverse inscription: HISPANIA

Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
RIC Identifier: RIC I (second edition) Galba 2
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : I (revised) p. 232, no. 2

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: Huntingdonshire (District)
To be known as: Near Alconbury

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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