WILT-F6161F: Roman Silver denarius of Antoninus Pius, issued posthumously

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COIN

Unique ID: WILT-F6161F

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman silver denarius of Marcus Aurelius, commemorating Antoninus Pius, dating to c. AD 161 (Reece period 8). CONSECRATIO reverse type depicting funeral pyre of four tiers, decorated with hangings and garlands, surmounted by quadriga. Mint of Rome.

Ref: RIC III Marcus Aurelius 438.

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 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.26 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Sophie Hawke
Identified by: Mrs Sophie Hawke

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5561

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Marcus Aurelius (as Augustus)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 8 [161-180]
Obverse description: Bare headed bust right, draped on left shoulder.
Obverse inscription: DIVVS ANTONINUS

Reverse description: Funeral of four tiers, decorated with hangings and garlands, surmounted by quadriga
Reverse inscription: CONSECRATIO

Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
RIC Identifier: RIC III Marcus Aurelius 438
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: East Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Wimborne St. Giles (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU0118
Four figure Latitude: 50.96142355
Four figure longitude: -1.98713386
1:25K map: SU0118
1:10K map: SU01NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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