Reece Period 08 - c.161 - 180 AD

COIN
Unique ID:
PUBLIC-2A8FE3
Published Find published
 Chronology
Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 165
Date to: Circa AD 166
 Coin data (numismatics)
Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Marcus Aurelius (as Augustus)
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 8 [161-180]
Obverse description: Laureate head right.
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Victory standing facing, head right, holding palm and placing shield inscribed VIC/PAR on palm tree.
Reverse inscription: S C

Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain
 Spatial data
Region: South East (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County) 
District: Tonbridge and Malling (District) 
Parish or ward: Wrotham (Civil Parish) 
 Description

A copper-alloy Roman sestertius of Marcus Aurelius as Augustus (AD 161-180) or Lucius Verus (AD 161-169) dating to the period AD 165-166 (Reece period 8). Illegible legend, reverse type depicting Victory standing facing, head right, holding palm and placing shield inscribed VIC/PAR on palm tree. Mint of Rome. Cf. BMC nos. 1289, 1308; RIC 3 nos. 922, 929, 931.

 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.6 mm
Weight: 15.68 g
Diameter: 27 mm
 Materials and construction
Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete
 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost
 Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 21st September 2016

 Coin references
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 Site
Arable 4

COIN
Unique ID:
PUBLIC-40798D
Published Find published
 Chronology
Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 162
Date to: Circa AD 163
 Coin data (numismatics)
Denomination: Dupondius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Lucius Verus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 8 [161-180]
Obverse description: (Radiate) head right
Obverse inscription: [IMP CAES L AVREL VERVS AVG]

Reverse description: Galley
Reverse inscription: [FELIC AVG TR P III COS II S C]

Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain
 Spatial data
Region: Eastern (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County) 
District: Suffolk Coastal (District) 
Parish or ward: Great Bealings (Civil Parish) 
 Description

A copper-alloy dupondius of Lucius Verus (AD 161-169), dating to AD 162-163 (Reece Period 8). Reverse: FELIC AVG TR P III COS II, Galley. Mint of Rome. RIC III, pp. 319-320, nos. 1329-30 and 1337-8. This coin was originally described as an as with a bare head. However, it appears to be radiate and the weight does support its reidentification as a dupondius (Sam Moorhead).

 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 13.09 g
Diameter: 25 mm
 Materials and construction
Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete
 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost
 Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 20th March 2011

 Coin references
RIC : III pp. 319-20, cf. nos. 1329-30 & 1337-8
 Site
Anglian Detecting MDG - Pasture

COIN
Unique ID:
PUBLIC-09E092
Published Find published
 Chronology
Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 161
Date to: Circa AD 175
 Coin data (numismatics)
Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Faustina II
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Reece period: Period 8 [161-180]
Obverse description: Draped bust right with hair in bun
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Unclear, possible seated figure left?
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse mint mark: []//[]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Probably
 Spatial data
Region: South East (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County) 
District: Tonbridge and Malling (District) 
Parish or ward: Wrotham (Civil Parish) 
 Description

A highly abraded copper-alloy Roman sestertius, possibly of Faustina II (AD 147-175), probably dating to the period AD 161-175 (Reece period 8). Unclear reverse type, possibly depiacting a seated figure left (Salus?)?

 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.8 mm
Weight: 11.12 g
Diameter: 29 mm
 Materials and construction
Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete
 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown
 Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 12th October 2017

 Coin references
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 Site
Arable 4

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