BM-F92DAE: Roan coin: Republican denarius of Q. Metellus Scipio

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COIN

Unique ID: BM-F92DAE

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A worn silver Roman Republican denarius of the moneyers Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio and P. Licinius Crassus Iunianus Damasippus, dating to the period c.47-46 BC (Reece period 1). Obverse: Lion-headed Genius terrae Africae (head surmounted by disk), holding ankh in right hand, above [G.T. A], on right [Q.METEL.PIVS], on left [SCIPIO.IMP]. Reverse: Victory standing left holding caduceus in right hand, patera in left, behind [P.]CRASSVS.IVN, before [LEG.PRO.PR]. African mint. As RRC, p. 472, no. 460/4.

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Coin identified from images kindly supplied by the finder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 47 BC
Date to: Circa 46 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.3 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 17th September 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Dr Andrew Brown
Secondary identifier: Mr Roger Paul

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: African Mint
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Lion-headed Genius terrae Africae (head surmounted by disk), holding ankh in right hand, above [G.T. A], on right [Q.METEL.PIVS], on left [SCIPIO.IMP].
Obverse inscription: Above [G.T. A], on right [Q.METEL.PIVS], on left [SCIPIO.IMP].

Reverse description: Victory standing left holding caduceus in right hand, patera in left, behind [P.]CRASSVS.IVN, before [LEG.PRO.PR]
Reverse inscription: Behind [P.]CRASSVS.IVN, before [LEG.PRO.PR]

Republican moneyer: Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio, Q.
RRC Identifier: RRC 460/4
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RRC : p. 472, no. 460/4

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: Dacorum (District)
To be known as: Hemel Hempstead

Spatial coordinates


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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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