YORYM-D029B1: Marcus Aurelius sestertius obv

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Unique ID: YORYM-D029B1

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A copper alloy sestertius of Marcus Aurelius, dated to 171-2 from the inscription recording his 26th tribuniciate. The flan is very thick and fairly square.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Ascribed Culture:
Date from: AD 171
Date to: AD 172

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 5 mm
Weight: 26.9 g
Diameter: 31.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr David Evans
Identified by: Mr David Evans

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Marcus Aurelius (as Caesar)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Obverse description: Laureate bearded head facing right with inscription around (starting at 7 o'clock).
Obverse inscription: [M] ANTONINVS AVG TRP XXVI

Reverse description: Female figure (Roma) seated left on a cuirass and holding a sceptre in her right hand. Her left elbow is resting on a round shield and next to the cuirass is an oval shield.
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: York (Unitary Authority)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE5652
Four figure Latitude: 53.961062
Four figure longitude: -1.147984
1:25K map: SE5652
1:10K map: SE55SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

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Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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