HESH-F401B5: Roman: Marcus Aurelius denarius

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COIN

Unique ID: HESH-F401B5

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

Silver denarius of Marcus Aurelius (AD 139-180) dating to the period AD 144 -161 (Reece Period: 7). Reverse type unclear - possibly [TR POT VI COS II] Genius Exercitus (spirit of the army) standing left sacraficing with patera over altar and holding aquila. This assumbtion is based on the item - aquila being held in the right hand. struck Rome AD151-152

RIC III p84 no.453a

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 144
Date to: Circa AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.1 mm
Weight: 2.14 g
Diameter: 17.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 11th April 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SMS Entry Form: SHRMS: E.00310

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 Caesar)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bare headed head right
Obverse inscription: AVRELIVS CAE[S]AR AVG PII F

Reverse description: possibly Genius Exercitus (spirit of the army) standing left sacraficing out of patera over altar and holding aquila / legionary eagle right. This assumbtion is based on the item - aquila being held in the right hand which looks to be an X above right shoulder.
Reverse inscription: [TR POT VI COS II]

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

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Stowe

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: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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