LVPL-870753: Roman denarius of Marcus Auralius

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COIN

Unique ID: LVPL-870753

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Silver denarius of Marcus Aurelius.

Obverse: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG P II F; bare headed head right.

Reverse: COS II; Honos standing left holding olive branch and cornucopiae.

RIC no.429a.

139-161AD.

Notes:

This coin was found as part of Treasure Case 2012 T406, consisting of 101 Roman silver coins of the denomination known as a denarius (plural denarii ) and 2 copper alloy coins of the denomination known as a sestertius (plural sestertii). The earliest coin in the group is a legionary denarius of Mark Antony (issued c. 32BC-31BC) and the latest a denarius of Commodus dated to AD 190-191. The chronological spread is thus consistent with a hoard of late second century date. Also included in the hoard are 3 Roman trumpet brooches, two rosettes, two silver finger rings and ceramics.

The coins satisfy the terms of the Treasure Act with regard to age and metal content. They are certainly more than 300 years old and at least 98 of them have precious metal content in excess of 10%.

On the balance of probabilities, we conclude that this hoard of constitutes a prima facie case of treasure under the terms of the Treasure Act (1996), by being part of a group of precious metal coins and objects of the same find.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Submitted for consideration as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2012T406

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 139
Date to: Circa AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.9 g
Diameter: 17.97 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 6th June 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Other reference numbers

Other reference: WP069
Treasure case number: 2012T406

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Marcus Aurelius (as Augustus)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 8 [161-180]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: Bare head right.
Obverse inscription: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG P II F

Reverse description: Honos standingleft holding olive branch and cornucopiae.
Reverse inscription: COS II

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

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: knutsford

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while excivating find spot using archaeological and metal detecting survey.
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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