IOW-6BDC52: IOW-6BDC52 Roman Coin: Sestertius, possibly of Marcus Aurelius

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-6BDC52

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman copper-alloy sestertius, possibly of Marcus Aurelius and dating to the period AD 161 to 180. Reverse type depicts figure standing left, possibly holding Victory/palladium and sceptre/spear.

Obverse: Head right; [...]
Reverse: Figure standing left, possibly holding Victory/palladium and sceptre/spear; [...]S[C]
Diameter: 32.1mm. Weight: 21.48g. DA=12:6.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 161
Date to: Exactly AD 180

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 21.48 g
Diameter: 32.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st July 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Philippa Walton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2012-2-232

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: Possibly
Obverse description: Head right
Obverse inscription: [...]

Reverse description: Figure standing left, possibly holding Victory/palladium and sceptre/spear
Reverse inscription: [...]S[C]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: Friday 6th July 2012
Updated: Saturday 7th July 2012

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