IOW-BF2357: Roman Coin: Sestertius of Marcus Aurelius

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-BF2357

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete copper alloy sestertius of Marcus Aurelius (161-80); [SALVTI AVGVSTOR TR P XV/XVI/XVII COS III, S] C; Salus standing left, feeding snake rising from altar, and holding vertical sceptre; Rome, 161-63. RIC III, pp. 278-80, nos. 817, 834ff & 841ff.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 161
Date to: AD 163

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 19.35 g
Diameter: 29 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 16th February 2008

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2008-2-57

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Marcus Aurelius (as Augustus)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 8 [161-180]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate bust/head r.
Obverse inscription: [IMP CAES M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG P M]

Reverse description: Salus standing left, feeding snake rising from altar, and holding vertical sceptre
Reverse inscription: [SALVTI AVGVSTOR TR P XV/XVI/XVII COS III, S] C

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

  • RIC : III pp. 278-80, nos. 817, 834ff & 841ff

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: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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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Updated: 7 years ago

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