WMID-A66243: The obverse of a struck/ hammered probable sestertius of Marcus Aurelius, minted between AD 139-180.

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-A66243

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete struck/ hammered probable sestertius of Marcus Aurelius, minted between AD 139-180 (diameter: 29.6mm; thickness: 3.9mm; weight: 22.85g). The coin is worn and in a poor condition.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Post AD 139
Date to: Ante AD 180

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.9 mm
Weight: 22.85 g
Diameter: 29.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 5th January 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Caroline Johnson
Identified by: Ms Caroline Johnson

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: Probably
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Obverse description: Laureate bearded bust facing right.
Obverse inscription: [ ]M[ ]

Reverse description: A large wreath, with no other detail surviving within.
Reverse inscription: None surviving.

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Staffordshire Moorlands (District)
Parish or ward: Ilam (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK1351
Four figure Latitude: 53.056098
Four figure longitude: -1.807495
1:25K map: SK1351
1:10K map: SK15SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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