BH-973E15: Roman coin: Republican denarius of C. Hosidius Geta

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Unique ID: BH-973E15

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A Roman Republican silver denarius of C. Hosidius Geta, dating to 64 BC (Reece period 1). RRC 407/01. Mint of Rome.

Dimensions:16.4mm diameter, 2.2mm thick. Weight, 3.42g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly 64 BC
Date to: Exactly 64 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.2 mm
Weight: 3.42 g
Diameter: 16.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 6th September 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Harvey Cross
Secondary identifier: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 15/182 - 56

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: Draped bust of Diana right, quiver over shoulder.
Obverse inscription: [III]VIR GETA

Reverse description: Speared boar advancing right, hound attacking below.
Reverse inscription: //[C. HOSIDI . C . F]

Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Republican moneyer: Hosidius Geta, C.
RRC Identifier: RRC 407/1
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
To be known as: Ickleford

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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Updated: 4 months ago

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