PUBLIC-4A6B65: A Sestertius of Commodus AD 178

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-4A6B65

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A copper alloy sestertius of Commodus under Marcus Aurelius dating to the period AD 178 (Reece Period 8). The obverse depicts a laureate head facing right and is inscribed L AVREL COMMODVS AVG TR P III. The reverse depicts Libertas going left with a pileus and a rod and is inscribed [LI]BER[TAS AVG IMP II] COS PP SC. Mint of Rome. RIC III, p 341, no 1588.


Identified by Dr Philippa Walton

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Donated to a museum


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 178
Date to: Exactly AD 178

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 21 g
Diameter: 30 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 13th April 2012

Personal details

Recorded by: Mr David Calow
Identified by: Mr David Calow
Secondary identifier: Dr Philippa Walton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: FLE 12 260

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Probably
Ruler/issuer: Commodus under Marcus Aurelius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 8 [161-180]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: A laureate head facing right
Obverse inscription: L AVREL COMMODVS AVG TR P III

Reverse description: Libertas going left with a pileus and a rod
Reverse inscription: [LI]BER[TAS AVG IMP II] COS PP S C

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Surrey (County)
District: Guildford (District)
To be known as: Flexford

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 during controlled archaeological investigation
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
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Updated: 4 years ago

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