CORN-7E10F8: obverse of legionary denarius of Mark Antony

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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-7E10F8

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

Silver Legionary denarius of Mark Antony c.32-31 BC. Uncertain legion number, possibly XX, so perhaps 20th Legion. Mint moving with Mark Antony.

Notes:

This denarius was found adhered to another legionary denarius CORN-7E8363. Other Republican denarii have also been found in Lanlivery, CORN-7EA410 and CORN-7F0291.

Evidence of reuse: possibly burnt so that surface altered and fused to other coin

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Royal Cornwall Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2005T53

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 2.74 g
Diameter: 18.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st September 2004 - Thursday 30th September 2004

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Secondary identifier: Dr Ian Leins

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2005 T53
Treasure case number: 2005T53

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Roman Republic)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Republic
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 1 [Pre AD 41]
Obverse description: illegible as surface of metal altered
Obverse inscription: illegible

Reverse description: Wingtips of eagle visible and one of the shafts of a standard with attached crescent and phalarae.
Reverse inscription: illegible, but apparent traces of X (i.e. part of the legionary number)

Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Lanlivery

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found adhered to another silver denarius of a similar date
Current location: Royal Cornwall Museum
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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