IOW-08AE67: Worn and corroded sestertius of Marcus Aurelius as Caesar (139-61). Possibly.

Rights Holder: Frank Basford
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Unique ID: IOW-08AE67

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Worn and corroded sestertius of Marcus Aurelius as Caesar (139-61). Possibly.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 139
Date to: AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 17.46 g
Diameter: 31 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 14th August 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Dr Ian Leins

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2005-147-1

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: Possibly
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Obverse description: Bust facing right
Obverse inscription: [AVRELIVS CAE - ]SAR[ AVG[...]

Reverse description: Illegible
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Brighstone Parish

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting rally
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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