CORN-7E8363: reverse of legionary denarius of Mark Antony

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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Unique ID: CORN-7E8363

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver Legionary denarius of Octavian, c.37 BC. Mint moving with Octavian. Probably RRC 537/1


This coin found adhered to another Republican denarius, CORN-7E10F8. Two other Republican denarii have been found in Lanlivery, CORN-7F0291 and CORN-7EA410.

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


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 37 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 3.36 g
Diameter: 20.6 mm

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

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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: No type - just legend around edge of coin (see below)
Obverse inscription: [ ]MP[ ]

Reverse inscription: None

Republican moneyer: Octavian
RRC Identifier: RRC 537/1
Reverse mint mark: Traces of sacrificial implements(?)
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 a legionary denarius of Mark Antony
Current location: Royal Cornwall Museum
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Object type: HOARD
Broadperiod: ROMAN
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Find number: CORN-7E10F8
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Silver Legionary denarius of Mark Antony c.32-31 BC. Uncertain legion number, possibly XX, so perhaps 20th Legion. Mint moving with Mark Antony.
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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

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

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