WMID-66CF12: The obverse of a struck/ hammered silver denarius of Octavian, minted in Gaul in 42 BC.

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-66CF12

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

A struck/ hammered silver denarius of Octavian, minted in Gaul in 42 BC (diameter: 17.4mm; thickness: 1.9mm; weight: 3.26g). The coin is worn but in a fair condition.

Reference: Michael H Crawford, 'Roman Republican Coinage I & II', 1974, pages 512-3 & plate LX, ref no 497/2a.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: 42 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 3.26 g
Diameter: 17.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 30th November 2004

Personal details

Recorded by: Ms Caroline Johnson
Identified by: Ms Caroline Johnson
Secondary identifier: Helen Hextell

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

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: Gallic mint
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Head of Octavian facing right (bearded) within circular border.
Obverse inscription: [ ]AESAR II[ ] VIR [ ]

Reverse description: Curule chair, of which the front and back legs are decorated with sculptured eagles, and on which lies a wreath.
Reverse inscription: CAESA[ ]C[ ]

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
Parish or ward: Hammerwich (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK0708
Four figure Latitude: 52.669667
Four figure longitude: -1.897922
1:25K map: SK0708
1:10K map: SK00NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

  • Crawford, M.H., 1975 Roman Republican Coinage Cambridge: Cambridge University Press pages 512-3, plate LX , ref no 497/2a

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Audit data

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Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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