NARC-4CE317: Roman dupondius of Marcus Aurelius, obverse

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Unique ID: NARC-4CE317

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn 2nd-century Roman copper-alloy dupondius of Marcus Aurelius struck during the reign of Antoninus Pius

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 159
Date to: AD 160

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.3 mm
Width: 24 mm
Thickness: 4.1 mm
Weight: 11.9 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 2003 - Saturday 31st May 2003

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Dupondius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Marcus Aurelius (as Caesar)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bearded imperial bust draped facing right
Obverse inscription: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F

Reverse description: [Probably] Minerva standing left, holding spear in left hand and owl in right, shield against right side
Reverse inscription: TR POT [XII]II COS II / S C

Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: East Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Titchmarsh (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL0079
Four figure Latitude: 52.399888
Four figure longitude: -0.531643
1:25K map: TL0079
1:10K map: TL07NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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