CORN-E060E6: sestertius of Marcus Aurelius (obverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-E060E6

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy sestertius, of 2nd century date, with bare head and curly hair with long pointed beard, facing right, so possibly Marcus Aurelius (AD 139-180), Lucius Verus (AD 161-169) or Commodus (AD 177-192), and vague outline of standing figure on reverse but too worn and pitted to identify.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 139
Date to: Circa AD 192

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.4 mm
Weight: 13.4 g
Diameter: 33.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st May 2012 - Friday 31st August 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Marcus Aurelius (as Caesar)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: bare bearded head facing right
Obverse inscription: illegible and missing

Reverse description: standing figure
Reverse inscription: illegible and missing

Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Gwinear-Gwithian (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW5839
Four figure Latitude: 50.201432
Four figure longitude: -5.392519
1:25K map: SW5839
1:10K map: SW59NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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