BERK-1D4403: Roman coin: Republican denarius

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Unique ID: BERK-1D4403

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver Roman Republic denarius issued by C Antius C.f. Restio, and dating to 47 BC (Reece Period 1). Obverse shows the jugate heads of the Dei Penates and the reverse inscription reads C.ANTIVS C . F; Hercules walking right holding club and trophy, cloak over left arm. Mint of Rome. RRC 455/2a; Syd. 971.
The coin has been countermarked, once on the reverse with a 'C' like symbol, while the obverse has two countermarks; at 3 o'clock a 'D' shaped mark on its side, and in the centre an inverted 'V'. If the coin is rotated to 6 o'clock, the countermarks appear as 'AV'.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly 47 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 3.4 g
Diameter: 18.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 1980 - Thursday 31st December 2015

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2015.805

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: Probably
Obverse description: Jugate heads of Penates right
Obverse inscription: DE[I·PEN]ATES

Reverse description: Hercules walking right with cloak over left arm, holding trophy in left hand and club in right hand. Border of dots.
Reverse inscription: C·ANTIVS·C·F

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Republican moneyer: Antius Restio, C.
RRC Identifier: RRC 455/2a
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Fawley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3980
Four figure Latitude: 51.51758141
Four figure longitude: -1.43933439
1:25K map: SU3980
1:10K map: SU38SE
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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