KENT-1C18F2: KENT-1C18F2.  Copper alloy Roman coin.

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Unique ID: KENT-1C18F2

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Roman copper alloy Sestertius of Marcus Aurelius as Caesar (140-61), IVVENTAS, Mint of Rome, AD 140-44. RIC III, p. 173, no. 1233a


This coin has the distinctive patina of a coin found in water, similar to coins found in the Sacred Spring at Bath and in Coventina's Well on Hadrian's Wall.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 140
Date to: Circa AD 144

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.55 mm
Weight: 1.79 g
Diameter: 30.06 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 5th April 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Richardson
Identified by: Dr Andrew Richardson
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Ruler/issuer: Marcus Aurelius (as Caesar)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: Clean shaven head right.
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Juventas standing left, hodling (branch) in r. hand. To left, a trophy
Reverse inscription: [IVVENTAS][S]C

Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

  • RIC : III p. 173, no. 1233a

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Ashford (District)
To be known as: Chilham

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: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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