NARC-8CE58E: NARC-8CE58E : Denarius : Mark Anthony

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Unique ID: NARC-8CE58E

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A complete silver Roman Republican Legionary Denarius of Marc Antony dating to the period 32-31 BC. Reece period 1. Reverse LEG II, depicting legionary eagle flanked by two standards. Travelling mint moving with Caesar.

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).

Diameter: 19.67mm, Thickness: 1.68mm, Weight: 3.5g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.68 mm
Weight: 3.5 g
Diameter: 19.67 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: Miss Ellie Cox

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 sailing left
Obverse inscription: ANTAVG III[VIRRPC]

Reverse description: Legionary eagle flanked by two standards
Reverse inscription: LEG II

Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Daventry (District)
Parish or ward: Welton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP6066
Four figure Latitude: 52.28886875
Four figure longitude: -1.12177367
1:25K map: SP6066
1:10K map: SP66NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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