ESS-C70DA3: Denarius of Marcus Aurelius

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Unique ID: ESS-C70DA3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Silver denarius of Marcus Aurelius as Caesar (138-61), TR POT II COS II, Minerva, Rome, AD 147-8. RIC III 438a; BMC IV 636.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 147
Date to: AD 148

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.99 g
Diameter: 17.58 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Caroline McDonald
Identified by: Caroline McDonald
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: ID 3812

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
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 head of Marcus Aurelius facing right
Obverse inscription: AURELIVS CAE SAR AVG PIIF

Reverse description: Minerva standing right, helmeted and draped. vertical spear in right hand, left hand resting on a shield set on the ground.
Reverse inscription: TR POT II COS II

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Braintree (District)
Parish or ward: Halstead (Civil Parish)

References cited

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

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