LEIC-C8C656: Roman copepr alloy sestertius

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COIN

Unique ID: LEIC-C8C656

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A corroded copper-alloy Roman sestertius of unclear Antonine Emperor, possibly Marcus Aurelius (AD 139-180), probably dating to the period c.AD 161-180 (Reece period 8). Reverse type depicting Salus standing left feeding snake rising from altar. Mint of Rome. Cf. RIC III no.843 passim for the possible type.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 161
Date to: Circa AD 180

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 5 mm
Weight: 18 g
Diameter: 30 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott
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: Marcus Aurelius (as Augustus)
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Reece period: Period 8 [161-180]
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: [...NVS?...]

Reverse description: Salus standing left feeding snake rising from altar
Reverse inscription: [...], S C

Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Rutland (Unitary Authority)
District: Rutland (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Exton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK9009
Four figure Latitude: 52.67124597
Four figure longitude: -0.67045723
1:25K map: SK9009
1:10K map: SK90NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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