WMID-046B3B: Roman coin: Sestertius of Marcus Aurelius

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-046B3B

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete sestertius, of Marcus Aurelius as Augustus (AD 161 to AD 180), dating to the period AD 161 to AD 180 (Reece Period 8). Reverse type uncertain. Mint of Rome. 

Diameter: 30.5 mm
Thickness: 3.8 mm
Weight: 13.1 g

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: 3.8 mm
Weight: 13.1 g
Diameter: 30.5 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Marcus Aurelius (as Augustus)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 8 [161-180]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: laureate head right
Obverse inscription: M AVREL [ ]TR P[ ]

Reverse description: unclear standing figure
Reverse inscription: illegible

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

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Solihull (Metropolitan District)
District: Solihull (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Berkswell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP2179
Four figure Latitude: 52.40860549
Four figure longitude: -1.6927189
1:25K map: SP2179
1:10K map: SP27NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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