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COIN

Unique ID: FASAM-1E4453

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy sestertius of Marcus Aurelius as Caesar (AD 139-61), probably dating to c. AD 145 (Reece Period 7), probably VIRTVS COS II S C, Mars standing right, foor on helmet, holding spear and parazonium. Mint of Rome. RIC III, p. 176, cf. no. 1252

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Coin identified from image provided by finder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 145
Date to: Circa AD 145

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 23 g
Diameter: 30 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Sam Moorhead
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead

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)
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: Bare-headed right
Obverse inscription: Probably: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F

Reverse description: Mars standing right, foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium
Reverse inscription: Probably VIRTVS COS II S C

Status: Regular

Coin references

  • RIC : III p. 176, cf. no. 1252

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
Parish or ward: Shalstone (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP6435
Four figure Latitude: 52.00975092
Four figure longitude: -1.06896806
1:25K map: SP6435
1:10K map: SP63NW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: FASAM
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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