BM-7B8B45: Roman Coin:  Sestertius of Marcus Aurelius

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Unique ID: BM-7B8B45

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy sestertius of Marcus Aurelius as Augustus (AD 161-180), dating to AD 169-71 (Reece Period 8), [SALVTI AVG COS], S C, Salus standing left. Mint of Rome. RIC III, pp. 290 & 293, cf. nos. 964 & 1009.



Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 169
Date to: Exactly AD 171

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 18.49 g
Diameter: 31 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st March 2013

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Jason Lundock
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 1

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Marcus Aurelius (as Augustus)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 8 [161-180]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: (M ANTONINVS) – AVG [ … ]

Reverse description: Salus standing left feeding a serpent at altar and holding vertical sceptre
Reverse inscription: [SALVTI AVG COS], S C

Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : III RIC III, pp. pp. 290 & 293, cf. nos. 964 & 1009

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: South Hams (District)
To be known as: Stoke Gabriel

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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