BH-371755: Roman coin: denarius of Marcus Aurelius

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-371755

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver denarius of Marcus Aurelius, dating to the period AD 174-175 (Reece period 8). IMP VII COS III reverse depicting Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae. Mint of Rome. RIC III, p. 237, no. 314.

Diameter: 19.1mm; thickness: 2.4mm. Weight: 3.18g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 174
Date to: Exactly AD 175

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.4 mm
Weight: 3.18 g
Diameter: 19.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 9th August 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Harvey Cross
Secondary identifier: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 15/121 - 1

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 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 GERM TR P XXIX

Reverse description: Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae.
Reverse inscription: IMP VII COS III

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
RIC Identifier: RIC III Marcus Aurelius 314
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
To be known as: Ashwell

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: Character undetermined

References cited

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