PUBLIC-C0077D: Roman silver republican denarius of Caesar

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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-C0077D

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete silver Roman Republican denarius struck for Julius Caesar and dating to 49-48 BC (Reece Period 1). Travelling mint with Caesar. Obverse: Priestly implements. Reverse: CAESAR, Elephant trampling dragon / snake.. RRC p. 461, no. 443/1. The coin is preserved in very good condition, with the reverse particularly well-struck.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: with finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 49 BC
Date to: Circa 48 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 3.48 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 30th March 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

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: Moving with Republican issuer
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Priestly implements
Obverse inscription: -

Reverse description: Elephant walking right, trampling snake / dragon
Reverse inscription: CAESAR (in exergue)

Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Republican moneyer: Iulius Caesar, C.
RRC Identifier: RRC 443/1
Reverse mint mark: -
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RRC : p. 461, no. 443/1

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Near Walesby

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: date of discovery is date recorded
Current location: with finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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