PUBLIC-63CB97: A Sestertius of Marcus Aurelius AD 161-162

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-63CB97

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy sestertius of the emperor Marcus Aurelius (AD 161-80), dating to the period AD 161-163 (Reece Period 8). The obverse depicts a laureate head facing right and is inscribed [...]AE[...]VREL ANTONINVS AVG PM. The reverse depicts Salus standing left feeding a snake at an altar and is inscribed SAL[VTI AVGVSTOR TR P XVI or XVII] COS III S C. Mint of Rome. RIC III, p. 280, cf. nos. 836 & 843.


Identified by Dr Sam Moorhead

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Donated to a museum


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 161
Date to: Exactly AD 163

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 22 g
Diameter: 35 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 19th 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 12 298

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: [...] AE [...] VREL ANTONINVS AVG PM

Reverse description: Salus standing left feeding snake at an altar
Reverse inscription: SAL[VTI AVGVSTOR TR P XVI or XVII] COS III S C

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : III p. 280, cf. nos. 836 and 843

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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