BERK-4CC1E5: Copper alloy sesterius of Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, AD 145-160

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Unique ID: BERK-4CC1E5

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A copper alloy sestertius of Marcus Aurelius as Caesar (AD 145-160). Obv: bare headed bust right. [AVRELIUS CAESAR A]VG PII F. Rev: Honos standing left, holding olive branch and cornucopiae. [COS II]. Sear (1988) 1379.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 145
Date to: Circa AD 160

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.3 mm
Weight: 22.1 g
Diameter: 29.64 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Christine Edbury
Identified by: Ms Alison Roberts

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ashmolean Museum ID service 3/8-5

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 Caesar)
Obverse description: bare headed bust right
Obverse inscription: [AVRELIUS CAESAR A]VG PII F

Reverse description: Honos standing left, holding olive branch and cornucopiae
Reverse inscription: [COS II]

Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Swindon (Unitary Authority)
District: Swindon (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Liddington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU2081
Four figure Latitude: 51.527561
Four figure longitude: -1.713096
1:25K map: SU2081
1:10K map: SU28SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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