PUBLIC-60572C: PUBLIC-60572C-silver denarius of Augustus

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-60572C

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver Roman denarius of Augustus (31 BC-AD 14), possibly dating to the period c.16 BC (Reece period1). Obverse: No legend, Laureate head of Augustus right. Reverse: Obverse brockage. Probably mint of Rome. For the obverse type see the very similar dies of the coinage of L. Mescinius Rufus dated to c.16 BC at Rome Cf. RIC I (2nd ed.), p. 68, no. 351; BMC 86. It is plausible that the current example is from the same coin issue.

Weight: 3.5gms Diameter: 18.8mm

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 16 BC
Date to: Circa 16 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.5 g
Diameter: 18.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 7th April 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr William Burleigh
Identified by: Mr William Burleigh
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Augustus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 1 [Pre AD 41]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Laureate head of Augustus right
Obverse inscription: None

Reverse description: Brockage of obverse
Reverse inscription: None

Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : I (2nd ed.) cf. p. 68, no. 351

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: The Paddock

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: metal detecting Find
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
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