DENO-8C6343: Roman Republican denarius 112-111BC, Lucius Caesius.

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Unique ID: DENO-8C6343

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman Republican denarius, 112-111BC, Lucius Caesius, showing Apollo and the Lares Praestites. RRC 298/1Diameter 19.92mm, thickness c.1.8mm, weight 3.43g.


The Lares Praestites were the protective deities of the state. This coin was initially identified by Peter D Spencer, for The Searcher, and appeared in that magazine in ?Oct/Nov 2004.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: 112 BC
Date to: 111 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 3.43 g
Diameter: 19.92 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st August 2004

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Rachel Atherton
Identified by: Mr Peter Spencer
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby Museum entry no. 4466

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius serratus (Roman Republic)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Republic
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 1 [Pre AD 41]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: Bust of Apollo/Jupiter facing left, with AP monogram behind.

Reverse description: Two seated Lares Praestites holding sceptres, dog between them, bust of Vulcan above.
Reverse inscription: L CAESI (in exergue)

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Republican moneyer: Caesius, L.
RRC Identifier: RRC 298/1
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RRC : p. 312, no. 298

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: North Kesteven (District)
Parish or ward: Skellingthorpe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK9272
Four figure Latitude: 53.2370709
Four figure longitude: -0.62302333
1:25K map: SK9272
1:10K map: SK97SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

References cited

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Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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