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WMID-04CA76: Roman coin: Sestertius of uncertain Emperor

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-04CA76

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete copper-alloy Roman sestertius of Marcus Aurelius (AD 161-180), probably dating to the period c.AD 165-166 (Reece period 8). Unclear reverse type depicting a standing female figure? Mint of Rome. 

Diameter: 26.7 mm
Thickness: 3.8 mm
Weight: 9.7 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 165
Date to: Circa AD 166

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.8 mm
Weight: 9.7 g
Diameter: 26.7 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]
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: M AVREL A[NTONINVS AVG] PAR[TH...]

Reverse description: Female figure standing left, holding sceptre?
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

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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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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