LVPL-AA6A55: Roman coin die for denarius of Marcus Aurelius

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Unique ID: LVPL-AA6A55

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Roman copper alloy coin die for a denarius of Marcus Aurelius. Engraving in reverse to produce coins with right-facing bare head and inscription AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F, all within border of dots.


This coin die was probably used to strike imitation denarii in Britain. It is the third die of its kind to be discovered in Britain and the first obverse die (with a portrait of the emperor). It was made during the reign of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161) and shows his adopted son Marcus Aurelius as Caesar (junior emperor). The inscription suggests the coin was produced sometime after AD 144.


Subsequent actions

Current location of find: The British Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 144
Date to: Circa AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 11.5 mm
Weight: 28.95 g
Diameter: 21.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st November 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Nick Herepath
Identified by: Dr Ian Leins

Other reference numbers

Museum accession number: 2006,1038.1

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: East Riding of Yorkshire

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Created: 13 years ago
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