HAMP-8C4DD6: Roman coin : Republican denarius struck under Mark Antony

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COIN

Unique ID: HAMP-8C4DD6

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman Republican denarius of Mark Antony dating to 32-31 BC, struck by a travelling mint. The reverse depicts a legionary eagle between two standards and the legend LEG III, for Legio 3. To the obverse is a galley with a possible counterstamp 'M' above.
Reference: RRC 544/15

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 (Grueber, 1970, 526). Some legionary denarii remained in circulation until the 3rd century AD.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 14
Date to: Circa AD 37

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.01 g
Diameter: 16 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 14th February 2010 - Sunday 14th February 2010

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Mr David Algar

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finders ref. SL/171; Hampshire Cultural Trust Entry Form WINCM 164

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
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: Galley with nine oars to right
Obverse inscription: [A]NT AVG [III]VIR P C

Reverse description: Legionary eagle between two standards
Reverse inscription: LEG III

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Republican moneyer: Antonius, M.
RRC Identifier: RRC 544/15
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
To be known as: Hursley

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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

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