I think I've found my first Roman Silver coin - Silver denarius of Mn. Acilius Glabrio, Roman Republic, 49 BCE

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I think I've found my first Roman Silver coin - Silver denarius of Mn. Acilius Glabrio, Roman Republic, 49 BCE

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I was out this afternoon on the hilltop stubble field, and to say I was struggling for decent finds would be an understatement.

I'd picked up a few Roman Greyware sherds while walking up and down, then all of a sudden the Nox sang to me. :)) This gave a 20 signal in Field 2, I had the recovery speed at 2, as I was attempting to find the deep elusive targets. That said, this little beauty was only 2 inches deep.

I couldn't stop laughing when I realised what it was, how odd! :D

The small marks on the scale are in millimetres.

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Oh wow, that looks a lovely coin, I'm interested to see an id on this, looks early.
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Very nice Andy, I am yet to find a silver Roman, and under current circumstances I don't think it will be this year now




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Roman republic.....Man. Acilius Glabrio denarius. ::g

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Thanks Allectus, that's just brillaint. ::g

This one? https://www.forumancientcoins.com/moonm ... b_012.html

Thanks Geoff and Bargeman, I can't express how elated I felt at the time.

I'd gone over that particular area quite a few times, but without much reward. I know that a group of detectorists had been over the land several years ago, I presumed that they'd had all the good stuff.
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TheAndyA wrote:
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Thanks Allectus, that's just brillaint. ::g

This one? https://www.forumancientcoins.com/moonm ... b_012.html

Thanks Geoff and Bargeman, I can't express how elated I felt at the time.

I'd gone over that particular area quite a few times, but without much reward. I know that a group of detectorists had been over the land several years ago, I presumed that they'd had all the good stuff.
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Blimey Andy, you don't mess about, do you? First Roman silver and you've done a proper job of it ::g
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thefiggis wrote:
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Blimey Andy, you don't mess about, do you? First Roman silver and you've done a proper job of it ::g
Thanks John. When I first saw it emerge from the soil, I thought 'not another bl**dy button! :D I had to use a bit of spit and foil to reveal the obverse. ::g
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A very nice coin, hope I find one like that sometime,

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Nice one Andy... well done. ::g
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That's a lovely coin, nice tone, not too much wear and so old - especially compared to the Romans I find which are invariably 300 years younger than this example.

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I might like Roman coins if that was my first Roman coin :D Well done indeed ::g
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That sir is a corker....Hats off to you ::g
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Early silver, well done Andy it’s a cracker ::g
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Very nice indeed. There's a bit more detail on it too which could to be revealed. :D
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Like Bargeman, I’m yet to find Roman silver. Great find ::g
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Thanks everyone, I'm still beaming today. ::g
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Early silver, well done Andy it’s a cracker ::g
And I hope you got it on film ?
I didn't film the digging of it, but I did film just afterwards, once I'd realised it was a Roman silver. To be fair, I couldn't stop laughing in the video, I think I was a bit taken aback. :D

That video should be out at the end of next week, but it won't be a long vieo.
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Excellent find! Got to love a republican. Nice condition as well. ::g
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Cool ,Andy ::g
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Nice job Andy. ::g
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Thank you all. :D
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Well done, Andy.
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Nice one Andy, and a early one as well ::g

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Well done Andy
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Thanks again. ::g
Roman coins are a rarity for me, I sure as heck didn't expect to find a silver one and especially one that pre-dates the Roman invasion of Britain.

I wonder if this coin was just an old one still in use after the Romans arrived, or if it could have been traded with some locals much earlier. I did find the Iron Age strap/belt fitting on the other side of the field. I think that dates from roughly 100 BC to 100 AD. Saying that, I found Grey Ware sherds scattered in the same area as the Silver coin.
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Hi folks, just in case anyone might want to see the video from this day, it's now linked in the MDF YouTube Directory on the left of the page or here - MDF Youtube Directory
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It doesn't get much better than a silver republican looking back at you ,unless its a gold republican,cd ::g
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It sure made my day. :D
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You did make me smile with the laughter you were unable to contain, Andy! Special coin though, eh?

While yours may have come from trading, many early denarii continued in circulation in Romano-Britain for a very long time as they were of good quality silver
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I'm seriously jealous!!!

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