LIN-2750B1: Copper alloy as of M. Aurelius as Caesar

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COIN

Unique ID: LIN-2750B1

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A corroded copper-alloy Roman as, probably of Marcus Aurelius as Caesar under Antoninus Pius, dating to the period AD 154-155 (Reece period 7). Reverse type probably depicting Mars walking right holding spear and trophy. Mint of Rome. Cf. RIC III, p. 184, no. 1322. This is possibly a Coin of British Association as listed by D. Walker in his report on the Sacred Springs at Bath (Walker, 1988: pp. 295, 299, nos. 382-435, pl. XXXVIII).

Notes:

Found at the Stixwould rally, 5th-9th Sept 2008.

Possible Coin of British Association: Marcus Mars

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 154
Date to: Circa AD 155

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 7.39 g
Diameter: 23 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st September 2008

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Adam Daubney
Identified by: Dr Adam Daubney
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: As
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: Bare headed (probably) bust right
Obverse inscription: [ ]

Reverse description: ?probably Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy
Reverse inscription: ?[TR POT VIIII COS II S C]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : III p. 184, no. 1322

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Stixwould and Woodhall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF1664
Four figure Latitude: 53.160499
Four figure longitude: -0.266496
1:25K map: TF1664
1:10K map: TF16SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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