DOR-A9F878: Roman coin: Antonine sestertius

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COIN

Unique ID: DOR-A9F878

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper-alloy sestertius of Marcus Aurelius as Augustus (AD 161-80), dating to c. AD 171-3 (Reece Period 8), [IMP VI COS III S C], Roma seated left on cuirass, with shield behind, holding sceptre. Mint of Rome. RIC III, pp. 295 and 298, cf. nos. 1037 and 1066.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 171
Date to: Circa AD 173

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 17.14 g
Diameter: 28.7 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 018925

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Marcus Aurelius (as Augustus)
Reece period: Period 8 [161-180]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: [M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVI or XXVII]

Reverse description: Roma seated left on cuirass, with shield behind, holding sceptre
Reverse inscription: [IMP VI COS III P P]

Status: Regular

Coin references

  • RIC : III pp. 295 and 298, cf. nos. 1037 and 1066

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: North Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Stalbridge (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST7017
Four figure Latitude: 50.9516451
Four figure longitude: -2.42845261
1:25K map: ST7017
1:10K map: ST71NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

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Recording Institution: DOR
Created: 11 months ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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