PUBLIC-2090D7: marcus aurelius sestertius front and back

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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-2090D7

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete copper alloy sestertius of Marcus Aurelius as Augustus (AD 161-80), dating to AD 161-3 (Reece Period 8), [SALVTI AVGVSTOR TR P XV/XVI/XVII COS III, S] C; Salus standing left, feeding snake rising from altar, and holding vertical sceptre. Mint of Rome. RIC III, pp. 279 & 280, cf. nos. 817, 836 and 843.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.46 mm
Weight: 16.5 g
Diameter: 30.74 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 5th June 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alan CHARMAN
Identified by: Mr Alan CHARMAN
Secondary identifier: Miss Stephanie Smith

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: Laureate head facing right
Obverse inscription: [IMP CA]E[S] M AVREL ANTONI[NVS AVG P M]

Reverse description: Salus standing left, feeding snake rising from altar, and holding vertical sceptre
Reverse inscription: [SALVTI] AVGVS[TO]R T[R P XV/XVI/XVII COS III, S] C

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

Coin references

  • RIC : III p. 278 & 280, cf. nos. 817, 836 and 843

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Ashford (District)
To be known as: Stone cum ebony

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
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

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