PUBLIC-4122D8: A Silver denarius of Mark Anthony dated 32BC - 31BC.

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-4122D8

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete but worn silver denarius of Mark Anthony, struck at a travelling mint, dating to the period c.32-31BC (Reece period 1). Obverse description: [ANT AVG] above and [II]I VI[R R P C] below; galley right. Reverse: Illegible. As RRC no. 544.

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.

Denarii of Mark Antony were slightly debased. Therefore, they survived the various debasements from the reign of Nero onwards. It is not unusual to find worn Mark Antony denarii in 3rd century hoards - for example, there were 260 such coins in the Shapwick hoard of 9,238 silver denarii found in Somerset in 1998. There is one example in the Knutsford Hoard, 2012 T406.

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: 1.58 mm
Weight: 3.1 g
Diameter: 17.27 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 7th September 2007

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr David Lange
Identified by: Mr David Lange
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

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] above and [II]I VI[R R P C]

Reverse description: Illegible
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Republican moneyer: Antonius, M.
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Lewes (District)
To be known as: Tarring Neville

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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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Updated: 9 months ago

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