HAMP-751426: Roman coin : 'legionary' denarius of Mark Antony

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COIN

Unique ID: HAMP-751426

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman Republican denarius of Mark Antony dating to 32-31 BC, struck by a travelling mint. The reverse depicts a legionary eagle between two standards and the legend LEG XI, for Legio 11. To the obverse is a galley, right (oars and standard placed at the prow visible) with the legend ANT [AVG] above and III.VIR.R.P[C] below.

These coins were struck by Mark Antony 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.

Find of note status

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

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.1 g
Diameter: 17.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 13th September 2015 - Sunday 13th September 2015

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Cultural Trust Object Entry Form WINCM 447

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Roman Republic)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Republic
Reece period: Period 1 [Pre AD 41]
Mint or issue place: Moving with Republican issuer
Obverse description: Galley, right (oars and standard placed at the prow visible).
Obverse inscription: ANT [AVG] // III.VIR.R.P[C]

Reverse description: Legionary eagle between two standards.
Reverse inscription: LEG-XI (in field)

Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: West Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Aston, Cote, Shifford and Chimney (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP3404
Four figure Latitude: 51.73368608
Four figure longitude: -1.50906799
1:25K map: SP3404
1:10K map: SP30SW
Grid reference source: From finder
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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