SUSS-B51C45: Roman coin: dupondius of Marcus Aurelius as Caeser

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COIN

Unique ID: SUSS-B51C45

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman copper alloy dupondius of Marcus Aurelius as Caeser (139-161), reverse shows figure standing left with object to right, minted in Rome, AD138-61, RIC III cf No.1239.

Notes:

This is probably the IVVENTAS type with Aurelius and a trophy

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 138
Date to: AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.2 mm
Weight: 10.49 g
Diameter: 26.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 9th March 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

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 Caesar)
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bareheaded bust facing right
Obverse inscription: [AVRELIVS C]AESAR AVG [PII F COS II]

Reverse description: Figure standing left with object to right S/C in field

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

Coin references

  • RIC : III cf. no.1239

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Arun (District)
To be known as: Near Goring by Sea

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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