IOW-BF0121: Roman Coin: Sestertius of Marcus Aurelius as Caesar

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-BF0121

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy sestertius of Marcus Aurelius as Caesar (AD 139-61); [?], [S C]; Probably Minerva advancing right, brandishing spear and shield; Rome, 145-61; Reece period 7; RIC III, p. 175, c.f. 1243a.

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: Exactly AD 145
Date to: Exactly AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 21.28 g
Diameter: 29 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 30th August 2010

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: IOW2010-1-522

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: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bare-headed bust right
Obverse inscription: ...

Reverse description: Probably Minerva advancing right, brandishing spear and shield
Reverse inscription: [?], [S C]

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

Coin references

  • RIC : III p. 175, c.f. 1243a

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Updated: 8 years ago

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