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NARC-6C7904: Early Roman coin: copper alloy setsertius or As

Rights Holder: Northamptonshire County Council
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Unique ID: NARC-6C7904

Object type certainty: Certain
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Early Roman coin, copper alloy sestertius of Marcus Aurelius as Augustus (AD 161-180). Struck 173-174 AD. Obv: [M ANTO]NINVS [AVG TRP XXVIII], laureate and cuirassed bust right Rev: Jupiter steated left, holding Victory and sceptre [IMP VI COS III, SC in exergue]. RIC III 1097

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 173
Date to: AD 174

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.1 mm
Weight: 21.5 g
Diameter: 30.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 2nd August 2007

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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 Augustus)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 8 [161-180]
Obverse description: Bearded, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse inscription: [ANTO]INVS [VG TRP XXVIII]

Reverse description: Figure standing facing, hand outstretched to left.
Reverse inscription: Illegible [IMP VI COS III, SC in exergue].

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Reverse mint mark: Jupiter steated left, holding Victory and sceptre

Coin references

  • RIC : III 1097

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Daventry (District)
To be known as: Overstone

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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