IOW-7851F5: Roman Repulican Coin: Denarius of M. Baebius Q.f. Tampilus

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-7851F5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete and worn Roman Republican silver denarius of M. Baebius Q.f. Tampilus, dating to the period c. 137 BC (Reece period 1). Mint of Rome.

Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma left, behind [TAMPIL], before [X].

Reverse: Apollo in quadriga right, holding bow and arrow with reins in left hand, branch in right hand, ROMA below, in exergue [M.BA]EB[I.Q.F].

Diameter: 16.0mm. Weight: 3.26g. DA=12:6.

As RRC (Crawford), p. 268, no. 236/1

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 137 BC
Date to: Circa 137 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.26 g
Diameter: 16 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 22nd April 2018 - Sunday 22nd April 2018

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-7-104

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: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Helmeted head of Roma left, behind [TAMPIL], before [X]

Reverse description: Apollo in quadriga right, holding bow and arrow with reins in left hand, branch in right hand, ROMA below, in exergue [M.BA]EB[I.Q.F]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Republican moneyer: Baebius Tampilus, M.
RRC Identifier: RRC 236/1a
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RRC : (Crawford) p. 268, no. 236/1

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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