SWYOR-BF0F44: Roman Denarius of mark Antony

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COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-BF0F44

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman silver coin: A counterstamped Roman Republican denarius of Mark Antony dating from 32-31 BC, struck by a travelling mint. The reverse depicts a legionary eagle between two standards and the legend LEG for Legion, with the idientifing number missing (it started either X or V). On the obverse is a galley, right with the legend [ANT AVG] not visible above and [II]I.VIR.R.[PC] below. There is a counterstamp of a letter D or P above the galley. The coin is 16.4mm in diameter and 1.8mm thick. It weighs 3.37gm.

Compare HAMP-751426 which notes that:"These coins were struck by Mark Antony for the use of his fleet and legions when he was preparing for the struggle with Octavius, which culminated in the Battle of Actium on the 2nd of September, 31 BC (Grueber, 1970, 526). Some legionary denarii remained in circulation until the 3rd century AD."

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 3.37 g
Diameter: 16.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st February 2017 - Tuesday 28th February 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Identified by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Secondary identifier: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2996

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: Moving with Republican issuer
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Galley Right
Obverse inscription: [ANT AVG] / [I]II.VIR.R.[PC]

Reverse description: a legionary eagle between two standards
Reverse inscription: LEG [...]

Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Ryedale (District)
Parish or ward: Thornton-le-Dale (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE8282
Four figure Latitude: 54.2271606
Four figure longitude: -0.74368475
1:25K map: SE8282
1:10K map: SE88SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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