SUSS-96130C: A silver Roman Republican denarius of Mark Antony, dating to 32-31 BC (Reece Period 1)

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COIN

Unique ID: SUSS-96130C

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. Only the bottom part of the right standard is visible. To the obverse is a galley right with the legend ANT AVG above and III.VIR.R.P C below.

The coin measures 16.74mm diameter, 1.9mm thick and weighs 3.7 grams.

These coins were struck by Mark Antony for the use of his fleet and legions when he was preparing for the struggle with Octavius.

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: 1.9 mm
Weight: 3.7 g
Diameter: 16.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st December 2017 - Friday 15th December 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Liz Walker
Identified by: Ms Liz Walker

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
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 marsk with banners at prow.
Obverse inscription: ANT AVG III VIR RPC

Reverse description: Legionary eagle between two standards.
Reverse inscription: LEG X

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Arun (District)
Parish or ward: Patching (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ0807
Four figure Latitude: 50.85244438
Four figure longitude: -0.46711013
1:25K map: TQ0807
1:10K map: TQ00NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Date is month found
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 11 months ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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