BERK-C5A6C8: Roman coin: Republican denarius of Brutus

Rights Holder: Oxfordshire County Council
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Unique ID: BERK-C5A6C8

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A complete silver Republican denarius of Brutus, dating to the period 43-42 BC. Struck by the military mint traveling with Brutus and Cassius on campaign in Western Asia Minor or Northern Greece. COSTA LEG, laureate head of Apollo right / IMP BRVTVS, trophy of arms. Junia 42, Syd 1296, Cr506/2.

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: IRON AGE
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly 43 BC
Date to: Circa 42 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.1 mm
Weight: 3.3 g
Diameter: 18.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 4th October 2015

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2018.066

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: Laureate head of Apollo right
Obverse inscription: COSTA LEG

Reverse description: Trophy of arms
Reverse inscription: IMP BRVTVS

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
Parish or ward: Littleworth (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3098
Four figure Latitude: 51.67996829
Four figure longitude: -1.56750198
1:25K map: SU3098
1:10K map: SU39NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 11 months ago
Updated: 11 months ago

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