WMID-F608A8: Roman coin: republican denarius of L. Titurius L.f. Sabinus

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A silver Roman republican denarius of L. Titurius L.f. Sabinus, dating to the year 89 BC (Reece Period 1). Reverse type depicting two Roman soldiers, each carrying a woman. Mint of Rome.

The coin has been chipped at 8 o'clock on the obverse. The die has been struck slightly off flan on both faces thus obscuring some of the legend. Comparable examples can be seen at SF-C99F2D and FAPJW-1D45E5.

Overall dimensions: 19.53mm in diameter, 1.86mm in thickness and 3.47g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly 89 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.86 mm
Weight: 3.47 g
Diameter: 19.53 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Susheela Burford
Identified by: Dr Susheela Burford

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Roman Republic)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Republic
Reece period: Period 1 [Pre AD 41]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: Bearded head of King Tatius right.
Obverse inscription: SABIN

Reverse description: Two Roman soldiers, each carrying a woman.
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU7615
Four figure Latitude: 50.92945493
Four figure longitude: -0.91993923
1:25K map: SU7615
1:10K map: SU71NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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