WILT-7E0551: Roman Coin: Denarius of Mark Antony (obverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: WILT-7E0551

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

A Roman Republican silver denarius of Mark Antony, minted 32-31 BC for the Second Legion. Reece period 1. The reverse depicts a legionary eagle between two standards with the legend LEG II below, on the obverse is a galley below which is the legend III VIR R P C.

These coins were struck by Mark Antony in travelling mints 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.

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Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly 32 BC
Date to: Exactly 31 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.5 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 8th April 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Graham Bould
Identified by: Mr Graham Bould

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]
Obverse description: Galley right.
Obverse inscription: [ANT AVG] III VIR R P C

Reverse description: Legionary eagle between two standards.
Reverse inscription: LEG II

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Willoughby Hedge

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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