SUSS-364A6A: Roman Coin: Copper Alloy Dupondius or As of Marcus Aurelius as Caesar

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Unique ID: SUSS-364A6A

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman sestertius of Marcus Aurelius as Augustus (AD 161-180), dating from AD 162-163 (Reece period 8). Reverse: SALVTI AVGVSTOR TR P XVII COS III S C, Salus standing left, feeding snake entwined around altar below. Mint of Rome. RIC III, p. 280, no. 841. There are moderate circumferential losses.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: In a private collection, recorded for academic use


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 162
Date to: Circa AD 163

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.74 mm
Weight: 13.4 g
Diameter: 31 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 1980

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Stephanie Smith
Identified by: Miss Stephanie Smith
Secondary identifier: Ms Victoria Lillywhite

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 Augustus)
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 8 [161-180]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right.
Obverse inscription: [IMP CAES M] AVREL [A]NTONINVS A[V]G P M

Reverse description: Salus standing left, feeding snake twined around altar below.
Reverse inscription: [S]ALVTI AVGVSTOR [TR P] [X]VII COS III S C

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Horsham (District)
Parish or ward: Slinfold (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ1132
Four figure Latitude: 51.07659889
Four figure longitude: -0.41688909
1:25K map: TQ1132
1:10K map: TQ13SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Finder listed is representative of archaeological society, responsible for keeping finds from old collection.
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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