HESH-BC7744: Coin: Denarius of Marcus Aurelius (170-171 AD)

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Unique ID: HESH-BC7744

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman silver denarius of Antoninus Pius.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 170
Date to: AD 171

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.49 g
Diameter: 18.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 29th March 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill
Secondary identifier: Dr David Symons

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

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: Head right, laureate
Obverse inscription: M ANTONOINVS AVG [TR P] XXV

Reverse description: Victory standing right placing a shield on a palm tree. The shield is inscribed VI[C] [G]E[R]
Reverse inscription: IMP VI CO[S III]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Cockshutt (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ4229
Four figure Latitude: 52.855354
Four figure longitude: -2.862799
1:25K map: SJ4229
1:10K map: SJ42NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Mattingly, H. and Sydenham, E.A. 1930 Roman Imperial Coinage: Antoninus Pius to Commodus London Spink and Son Ltd 231 240

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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