SUSS-92E17B: Roman coin: Sestertius of Marcus Aurelius

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Unique ID: SUSS-92E17B

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman copper-alloy sestertius of Marcus Aurelius, dating to the period c. AD 174-175 (Reece period 8). Probably IMP VII COS III, SC reverse type depicting Mars running left, holding Victory and trophy. Mint of Rome. See R.I.C. III, no. 1126 (p. 302)

Diameter: 31.03 mm; thickness: 4.44 mm. Weight: 23.3 g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.44 mm
Weight: 23.3 g
Diameter: 31.03 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 8th December 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alan CHARMAN
Identified by: Mr Alan CHARMAN
Secondary identifier: Mr Robert Webley

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
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 bust facing right.
Obverse inscription: M ANTONINVS [AVG GERM TR P XXIX].

Reverse description: Mars advancing left, holding Victory and trophy.
Reverse inscription: . [IMP VII COS III] SC

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : III 1126 (p. 302)

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Canterbury (District)
To be known as: Chartham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

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Updated: 3 years ago

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