LVPL-F32B76: Roman denarius of Mark Anthony

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COIN

Unique ID: LVPL-F32B76

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Silver denarius of Mark Anthony. Obverse: [ANT AVG] above and III VIR [R P C] below; galley right. Reverse: LE[G] V(II?); Legionary eagle between two standards. 30-31BC.

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.

Denarii of Mark Antony were slightly debased. Therefore, they survived the various debasements from the reign of Nero onwards. It is not unusual to find worn Mark Antony denarii in 3rd century hoards - for example, there were 260 such coins in the Shapwick hoard of 9,238 silver denarii found in Somerset in 1998. There is one example in the Knutsford Hoard, 2012 T406.

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 30 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.7 g
Diameter: 16 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 26th March 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Ben Jones
Identified by: Mr Ben Jones

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: Moving with Republican issuer
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Galley right.
Obverse inscription: [ANT AVG] above and III VIR [R P C] below

Reverse description: Legionary eagle between two standards.
Reverse inscription: LE[G] V(II?)

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Mollington

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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