HAMP-A6D72E: Roman coin : Republican denarius of Mark Antony

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COIN

Unique ID: HAMP-A6D72E

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman Republican denarius of Mark Antony dating to 32-31 BC, struck by a travelling mint. The reverse depicts a legionary eagle between two standards and the legend LEG III, for Legio 3. To the obverse is a galley, right (oars and standard placed at the prow visible) with the legend [ANT AVG] above and [III]VIR.R.P.C below.
Reference: RRC 544/15

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
Weight: 3.44 g
Diameter: 18.8 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Cultural Trust Object Entry Form WINCM 657

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Roman Republic)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Republic
Reece period: Period 1 [Pre AD 41]
Mint or issue place: Moving with Republican issuer
Obverse description: Galley, right (oars and standard placed at the prow visible).
Obverse inscription: [ANT AVG] // [III]VIR.R.P.C

Reverse description: Legionary eagle between two standards.
Reverse inscription: LEG-III (in field)

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Republican moneyer: Antonius, M.
RRC Identifier: RRC 544/15
Status: Regular

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Test Valley (District)
To be known as: Kings Somborne

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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