WREX-A65BD4: Silver Roman Republican denarius possibly of Cn Cornelius Lentulus Clodianus c.88BC

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COIN

Unique ID: WREX-A65BD4

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver Roman Republican denarius, possibly of the moneyer Cn Cornelius Lentulus Clodianus, dating to the period c.88 BC.
Obverse has helmeted bust of Mars seen from behind with head turned right, spear over left shoulder and sword over right.
Reverse has Victory in a biga right, in exergue CN.LENTVL
Mint of Rome.
Cf. RRC (Crawford), p. 356, no. 345/1

Diameter: 16mm;Weight: 2.6g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 88 BC
Date to: Circa 88 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.6 g
Diameter: 16 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 14th March 2018 - Monday 14th May 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Susie White
Identified by: Dr Susie White
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Wrexham museum entry receipt 1355

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
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 bust of Mars seen from behind with head turned right, spear over left shoulder and sword over right.

Reverse description: Victory in a biga right
Reverse inscription: CN.LENTVL

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Republican moneyer: Cornelius Lentulus Clodianus, Cn.
RRC Identifier: RRC 345/1
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Acton Bridge

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while metal detecting.

References cited

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