BERK-C3AA16: Roman coin: Republican denarius of Mark Antony

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COIN

Unique ID: BERK-C3AA16

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver Roman Republican denarius of Mark Antony, dating to 32-31 BC (Reece Period 1) and struck by a travelling mint. The reverse depicts a legionary eagle between two standards and the legend LEG XI, for Legio 11. To the obverse is a galley with the legend ANT [AVG] above and III.VIR.R.P[C] below. There is a circular indentation, similar to a counter-stamp, on the obverse below the galley. It is unclear what this is for or when it was done.

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
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 32 BC
Date to: Circa 31 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 3.5 g
Diameter: 17.6 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2018.090

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 going right
Obverse inscription: ANT [AVG] III.VIR.[R.P.C]

Reverse description: Legionary eagle between two standards
Reverse inscription: LEG [XI]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Basingstoke and Deane (District)
Parish or ward: Winslade (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6548
Four figure Latitude: 51.22749822
Four figure longitude: -1.07051406
1:25K map: SU6548
1:10K map: SU64NE
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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 11 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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