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Roman coin

A Roman dupondius coin of Marcus Aurelius Ceasar, AD 153-4, found at Liverpool Street.
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105 Roman coins were recovered from the excavation at Liverpool Street.

The inscriptions for this particular coin (bold below) and translations (in brackets) are: 

  • Obverse: AVRELIVS CA-ESAR AVG (Augustus) PII (pious) FIL(son) (i.e. The pious son of the Augustus – his adoptive dad Antoninus), laurel draped bust   
  • Reverse: TR (Tribunician) POT-VIII (Potestas = tribunician Power for the 8th time)COS II (Consuli = Consul for the 2nd time). S C, Minerva standing holding owl and vertical spear, round shield at feet. The S C are the letters either side of Minerva = Senatus Consultum.