WMID-5D0D83: Roman coin: Complete denarius serratus of L. Papius

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A complete silver denarius serratus, issued by L. Papius at Rome in 79 BC (Reece Period 1). The reverse type depicts a Gryphon leaping right with a control mark beneath. c.f. RRC, p 398, no 384.1, control marks pair 2.

Diameter: 18.8 mm
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 2.9 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 79 BC
Date to: Circa 79 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 2.9 g
Diameter: 18.8 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

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

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
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Head of Juno Sospita right, behind amphora

Reverse description: Gryphon leaping right. Below urn.
Reverse inscription: [L PAPI]

Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Republican moneyer: Papius, L.
RRC Identifier: RRC 384/1
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Stafford (District)
Parish or ward: Swynnerton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ8541
Four figure Latitude: 52.9661488
Four figure longitude: -2.22477886
1:25K map: SJ8541
1:10K map: SJ84SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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