HESH-F611F4: Sestertius of Marcus Aurelius minted between 163 - 164 AD

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Unique ID: HESH-F611F4

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Sestertius of Marcus Aurelius minted between 163 - 164 AD

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 163
Date to: AD 164

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28.4 mm
Width: 29.9 mm
Thickness: 3.6 mm
Weight: 18.24 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 30th September 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

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 8 [161-180]
Obverse description: Laureate head roght
Obverse inscription: M AVREL ANTONINVS A[VG P]M

Reverse description: Standing female figure (Minerva) standing left holding an olive branch and leaning on a shield (Obscured); spear resting on the left arm.
Reverse inscription: Illegible probably: [TR P XVIII IMP II COS III S C]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Herefordshire

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Mattingly, H. and Sydenham, E.A. 1930 Roman Imperial Coinage: Antoninus Pius to Commodus London Spink and Son Ltd 282 870

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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