IOW-19BAE5: Roman Coin: As of Marcus Aurelius.

Rights Holder: Frank Basford
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Unique ID: IOW-19BAE5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

As of Marcus Aurelius (probably).


Pietas is the female personification of dutifulness. She is normally draped and holds either a patera (sacrificial dish) and a sceptre or an incense box (as here). In both cases she is sacrificing and an altar is commonly shown at her feet. Pietas appears on coins from the late 2nd century BC until the mid 4th century AD.

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 180

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 6.99 g
Diameter: 23 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 18th November 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Dr Adrian Marsden

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2005-193-1

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: As
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Marcus Aurelius (as Caesar)
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Obverse description: Bust right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Pietas standing left sacrificing over an altar
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: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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