HESH-8BF88C: Roman: Coin

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COIN

Unique ID: HESH-8BF88C

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver Roman denarius of Augustus (27 BC-AD 14), of the moneyer L. Mescinius Rufus, dating to the period c.16 BC (Reece period 1), 

Obverse: L MESCIN[IVS RV]FVS III VIR, Cippus (square pillar) inscribed over five lines IMP / CAES / AVGC / COMM / CONS between S C

Reverse: Oak wreath with inscription over seven lines IOM / S P Q R VS / PR S IMP CAE / QVOD PER EV / R P IN AMP / AT Q TRA / SE

Mint of Rome. RIC I (2nd ed.), p. 68, no. 358.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 16 BC
Date to: Circa 16 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 3.4 g
Diameter: 18.5 mm

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Shropshire Museum Service Entry Form: SHRMS: 00989

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Augustus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 1 [Pre AD 41]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Oak wreath with inscription over seven lines IOM / S P Q R VS / PR S IMP CAE / QVOD PER EV / R P IN AMP / AT Q TRA / SE
Obverse inscription: IOM / S P Q R VS / PR S IMP CAE / QVOD PER EV / R P IN AMP / AT Q TRA / SE

Reverse description: Cippus (square pillar) inscribed over five lines IMP / CAES / AVGC / COMM / CONS between S C
Reverse inscription: L MESCIN[IVS RV]FVS III VIR, IMP / CAES / AVGC / COMM / CONS between S C

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
RIC Identifier: RIC I (second edition) Augustus 358
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : I (2nd ed.) p. 68, no. 358

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Craven Arms

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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