CORN-332520: obverse of sestertius of Marcus Aurelius

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
CC License:


Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
CC License:

Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).

COIN

Unique ID: CORN-332520

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

brass sestertius of Marcus Aurelius (AD 139-180), but within the period from AD 161 to AD 180, or his Caesar, Lucius Verus (AD 161-169), but more likely the former

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Ascribed Culture:
Date from: Circa AD 161
Date to: AD 180

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.3 mm
Weight: 8.42 g
Diameter: 26.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 8th May 2004

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Secondary identifier: Mr. Roger Penhallurick

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Marcus Aurelius (as Caesar)
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Obverse description: head or bust right with straggly beard
Obverse inscription: illegible

Reverse description: standing female figure facing left
Reverse inscription: illegible

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
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: Ludgvan (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW5032
Four figure Latitude: 50.13527
Four figure longitude: -5.499807
1:25K map: SW5032
1:10K map: SW52NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found in association with two other sestertii, one of Antoninus Pius, and the other possibly of Marcus Aurelius
Current location: returned to finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: CORN-BD5532
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Brass sestertius of Marcus Aurelius (AD 139-180), Lucius Verus (AD 161-169) or Commodus (AD 175-192)
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: CORN-E060E6
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Copper alloy sestertius, of 2nd century date, with bare head and curly hair with long pointed beard, facing right, so possibly Marcus Aureliu…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: DENO-1E5DD2
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Roman copper alloy sestertius of Lucius Verus, 161-169 (or Marcus Aurelius, 161-180). Diameter 30.28mm, weight 16.05g.
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.