SF-E103CB: SF-E103CB: Roman coin: sestertius of Marcus Aurelius

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Unique ID: SF-E103CB

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete copper alloy Roman sestertius of Marcus Aurelius, dating to the period AD 161-80 (Reece period 8). Illegible reverse, depicting Victory standing right, placing a shield inscribed VIC GER in two lines on trunk of palm.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 161
Date to: Exactly AD 180

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.37 mm
Weight: 24 g
Diameter: 30.93 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st March 2016

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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]
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: M ANTONINVS AVG[...]

Reverse description: Victory standing right, placing a shield inscribed VIC GER in two lines on trunk of palm
Reverse inscription: [...]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
To be known as: Icklingham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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