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Unique ID: PUBLIC-E9FE88

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A worn Roman copper-alloy Dupondius or As, of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius , c.AD 139-180.

Obverse showing bare headed and draped bust right. Reverse: Minerva standing left holding awl and spear, shield to left side.

21mm diameter, 3.5mm thick. Weighs 7.28g

NOTE: This is a "Coin of British Association" per Marcus as Caesar under Pius.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 153
Date to: Circa AD 155

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.5 mm
Weight: 7.28 g
Diameter: 21 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 25th July 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Wendy Thompson
Identified by: Mrs Wendy Thompson

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Dupondius or as
Denomination qualifier: Probably
Ruler/issuer: Marcus Aurelius (as Caesar)
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Bare headed and draped bust right
Obverse inscription: [AURELIUS CAESAR AVG PU FIL]

Reverse description: Minerva standing left holding awl and spear, shield to left side
Reverse inscription: [TR POT VIII/VIIII] COS (II), S C

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
RIC Identifier: RIC III Marcus Aurelius 1317
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • BMC : 1960, 1985

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Shepway (District)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR0320
Four figure Latitude: 50.94369084
Four figure longitude: 0.88828899
1:25K map: TR0320
1:10K map: TR02SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting on private farmland
Current location: With finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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