CORN-A8E7D9: sestertius of Marcus Aurelius (obverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-A8E7D9

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy sestertius, possibly of Marcus Aurelius (AD 161-180), Reece period 8, with bearded head facing right with tight curly hair filling what is left of the obverse and standing figure holding cornucopiae in left arm and holding up caduceus in right hand with arm at 45 degree angle on the reverse, as in the FEL TEM TR P XV COS III reverse type, depicting Felicitas in this stance.

Cf. BMC IV, p.518, pl.71, fig.4, no.841

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 7.22 g
Diameter: 24 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 17th April 2017 - Monday 17th April 2017

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 4d

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Marcus Aurelius (as Augustus)
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Reece period: Period 8 [161-180]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: bearded head facing right
Obverse inscription: missing

Reverse description: standing figure holding cornucopiae in left arm and holding up caduceus in right hand with arm at 45 degree angle
Reverse inscription: missing

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • BMC : IV, no.841

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: St. Levan (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW3723
Four figure Latitude: 50.04887351
Four figure longitude: -5.6751472
1:25K map: SW3723
1:10K map: SW33SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Mattingly, H. and Carson, R.A.G. 1976 Coins of the Roman Empire in the British Museum London British Museum Press p.518, pl.71, fig.4 no.841

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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