CAM-EA8F05: Roman Coin:  Denarius of Marcus Aurelius

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Unique ID: CAM-EA8F05

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver denarius of Marcus Aurelius as Caesar dating to the period AD 145 to 147 (Reece period 7). VIRTVS COS II reverse type depicting Virtus helmeted, standing right, left foot on helmet. holding spear and parazonium. Mint of Rome. RIC III, p. 81, no. 433.


SF 5003


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 145
Date to: AD 147

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.5 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st August 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Philippa Walton
Identified by: Dr Philippa Walton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Marcus Aurelius (as Caesar)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bare-headed bust right
Obverse inscription: [AVRELIVS CAES A]VG PII [F]

Reverse description: Virtus in military dress standing right, foot on helmet, holding reversed spear and parazonium
Reverse inscription: [VIRTVS ]COS [II]

Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Darlington (Unitary Authority)
District: Darlington (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Piercebridge (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ2115
Four figure Latitude: 54.529849
Four figure longitude: -1.677018
1:25K map: NZ2115
1:10K map: NZ21NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Updated: 6 years ago

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