CORN-CE9E63: Republican denarius (obverse)

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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Unique ID: CORN-CE9E63

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

Original record: Silver Roman Republican denarius, with probable winged helmeted head of Roma facing right on obverse, and Dioscuri (heavenly twins Castor and Pollux) on the reverse depicting two horseman galloping right and ROMA in exergue below. Cf. RRC 57/2

Date range is 211-145 BC. See BERK-65D307 which is dated to c.207 BC.

Finds Adviser comment:

Silver denarius of the Republican or Early Imperial periods, c. 211 BC - AD 64. There appears to be an obverse inscription and bust / head right. The reverse appears illegible.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 211 BC
Date to: Circa 145 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 2.9 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 7th June 2016 - Tuesday 7th June 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Philip Mitchell
Identified by: Mr Philip Mitchell
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
Obverse description: winged helmeted head of Roma facing right
Obverse inscription: Illegible and missing

Reverse description: two horseman galloping right
Reverse inscription: ROMA in exergue

Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • RRC : 57/2

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Ludgvan (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW4933
Four figure Latitude: 50.14382404
Four figure longitude: -5.51443119
1:25K map: SW4933
1:10K map: SW43NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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