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Unique ID: SF-D4F09B

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman sestertius, probably of Marcus Aurelius (AD 161-180) as Caesar under Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161), possibly dating to the period AD 151-152 (Reece period 7). Possibly TR POT VI COS II S C reverse type depicting Genius Exercitus in military dress standing left sacrificing over an altar and holding legionary standard. Mint of Rome. Cf. BMC p. 318, no. 1911; RIC III p.182, cf. no. 1302.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 151
Date to: Circa AD 152

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.11 mm
Weight: 23.76 g
Diameter: 31.15 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 29th November 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

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 bust right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Genius Exercitus in military dress standing left sacrificing over an altar and holding legionary standard?
Reverse inscription: [TR POT VI CO]S II [S C]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Reverse mint mark: -//-
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: Brandon

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: date of discovery is date recorded
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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