PUBLIC-1B206D: Marcus Aurelias

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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-1B206D

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman Dupondius of Marcus Aurelius as Caesar under Antoninus Pius (AD 139-61), dating to c. AD 153-155 (Reece period 7). Obverse: AVRELIVS CA[ESAR AVG PII FIL], bare-headed and draped bust right. Reverse: [TR POT VIII/VIIII COS] (S C), Minerva standing left holding owl and spear with shield at side. RIC III, p. 184, cf. no. 1317 (for TR POT VIII) and D. Walker, Roman Coins from the Sacred Spring at Bath p. 298, no. 374 (for TR POT VIIII). This is a 'Coin of British Association' struck in Rome, but only apparently issued to Britain. 11 specimens were found in the Sacred Spring at Bath (Walker nos. 363-73).

Notes:

Coin of British Association: Marcus Minerva

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 153
Date to: Circa AD 155

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.1 mm
Weight: 12.2 g
Diameter: 24.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 23rd August 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Tony Bishenden
Identified by: Mr Tony Bishenden
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Dupondius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Marcus Aurelius (as Caesar)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Obverse description: Bare-headed and draped bust right
Obverse inscription: AVRELIVS CA[ESAR AVG PII FIL]

Reverse description: Minerva left holding owl and spear, shield by side
Reverse inscription: [TR POT VIII / VIIII COS] (S C)

Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : III p. 184, cf no. 1317
  • Bath : cf. nos. 363-73 and 374

Spatial metadata

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

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: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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