PUBLIC-4B50C5: A Sestertius of Marcus Aurelius AD 170-171

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-4B50C5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper alloy sestertius of the emperor Marcus Aurelius as Augustus (AD 161-80)dating to the period AD 170-172 (Reece Period 8). The obverse depicts a laureate head facing right and is inscribed [...] AVG TR P [...]. The reverse depicts Victory standing right fixing a shield inscribed VIC GER to a tree. Mint of Rome. RIC III, pp. 293 and 295, cf. nos. 1000 and 1029..

Notes:

Identified by Dr Philippa Walton

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Donated to a museum

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 170
Date to: Exactly AD 172

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 22 g
Diameter: 30 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 14th 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 12 269

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 Augustus)
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: [...] AVG TR P [...]

Reverse description: Victory standing right fixing a shield inscribed VIC GER to a tree

Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : III pp. 293 and 295, cf. nos. 1000 and 1029

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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