KENT-5AF7F1: Sestertius of Marcus Aurelius

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Unique ID: KENT-5AF7F1

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A worn copper-alloy sestertius of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161), probably dating to the period c.AD 139-161 (Reece period 7). Unclear reverse type depicting a standing female figure left. Mint of Rome.

Measurements: 29.66mm in diameter, 4.86mm thick and 16.61g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 139
Date to: Circa AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.86 mm
Weight: 16.61 g
Diameter: 29.66 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Antoninus Pius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: [ANTONINVS AVG P]IVS P P TR P [...]

Reverse description: Standing female figure left
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)
Parish or ward: Alkham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR2442
Four figure Latitude: 51.13344218
Four figure longitude: 1.20033732
1:25K map: TR2442
1:10K map: TR24SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 10 months ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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