ASHM-760A3E: Roman coin; sestertius of Marcus Aurelius under Antoninus Pius

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COIN

Unique ID: ASHM-760A3E

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman sestertius of Marcus Aurelius (AD 161-180) as caesar under Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161), dating to the period AD 140-144 (Reece period 7). PIETAS AVG SC reverse type depicting Priestly emblems, a knife, sprinkler, jug, lituus, and simpulum. Mint of Rome. As BMC p. 226, no. 1406; RIC III, p. 174, no. 1234b.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Undergoing further examination at a museum

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 140
Date to: Circa AD 144

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.9 mm
Weight: 20.9 g
Diameter: 31.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 2007 - Monday 31st December 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Alison Pollard
Identified by: Dr Alison Pollard
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: ASHMBD083

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 Caesar)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bare headed, draped (and cuirassed?) bust right.
Obverse inscription: [AVRELIVS] CAE-SAR [AVG PII F COS]

Reverse description: Priestly emblems, a knife, sprinkler, jug, lituus, and simpulum
Reverse inscription: [PIETAS AVG] - SC (in exergue)

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : III 1234b

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
To be known as: Childrey

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: ASHM
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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