SOM-0CC531: Roman Coin: Sestertius of Marcus Aurelius (Probably)

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Unique ID: SOM-0CC531

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy sestertius of Marcus Aurelius as Caesar (probably), type uncertain, mint of Rome, AD 138-61.


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Post AD 138
Date to: Ante AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 19.21 g
Diameter: 30.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 2nd June 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Naomi Payne
Identified by: Dr Naomi Payne

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Entry 020268

Materials and construction

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

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: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Unclear standing figure
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: North Dorset (District)
To be known as: Turnworth

Spatial coordinates

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

References cited

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Audit data

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

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