LEIC-FC4348: Roman Coin of Marcus Aurelius

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Unique ID: LEIC-FC4348

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman copper alloy Sestertius of Marcus Aurelius, 31mm in diameter, 3mm thick with a weight of 17.9grams. The coin has a good obverse but a worn reverse and has a brown patina.


RIC ? can't find ref as Salus coins have either radiate or bear headed bust??

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 161
Date to: AD 180

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 17.9 g
Diameter: 31 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 13th March 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
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Secondary identifier: Wendy Scott

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 1180

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Marcus Aurelius (as Caesar)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Obverse description: right facing bearded laureate bust

Reverse description: Salus with snake S beneath snake
Reverse inscription: SALVTI[AVGUS]TOR

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: * RorA S*

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Melton (District)
Parish or ward: Frisby on the Wreake (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK7016
Four figure Latitude: 52.73711076
Four figure longitude: -0.9646827
1:25K map: SK7016
1:10K map: SK71NW
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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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