CPAT-306852: Roman Coin Sestertius Marcus Aurelius

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Unique ID: CPAT-306852

Object type certainty: Certain
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This is a copper alloy Roman coin of Marcus Aurelius (AD139 - 180). Despite the badly eroded circumference the size is indicative of it being a Sestertius.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 139
Date to: Circa AD 180

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 16 g
Diameter: 29 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 1982

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Rod Trevaskus
Identified by: Mr Mark Walters

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: PRN54713

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Probably
Ruler/issuer: Marcus Aurelius (as Caesar)
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Laureate head facing right.
Obverse inscription: --

Reverse description: Female figure standing left.
Reverse inscription: --

Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Reverse mint mark: --

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wrexham (Unitary Authority)
District: Wrexham (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Abenbury (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ3550
Four figure Latitude: 53.0433
Four figure longitude: -2.970959
1:25K map: SJ3550
1:10K map: SJ35SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found at a depth of 4cm.
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CPAT
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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