COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-BC3013

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A copper alloy Roman coin; a sestertius probably of Commodus (177 - 192), reverse showing Apollo holding a plectrum and a lyre resting on a column. The coin dates from 191 AD. See Sear Volume II number 5734.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 191
Date to: Circa AD 191

Dimensions and weight

Thickness: 3.74 mm
Weight: 17.97 g
Diameter: 28.86 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st October 2011 - Monday 31st October 2011

Rally details.

This object was found at Thaxted, Essex, Three Counties Club, October 2011 held Saturday 1st October 2011 - Monday 31st October 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1707

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Ruler/issuer: Commodus [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Reece period: Period 9 [180-193] [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Mint or issue place: Rome (Italy) [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Obverse description: Laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: illegible
Reverse description: Apollo facing with head to right holding a plectrum and a lyre resting on a column. S C in field.
Reverse inscription: [APOL PALAT P M TR P XVI COS VI]
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Degree of wear: Worn: fine [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Status: Regular

A resized image of Roman coin; sestertius of Commodus

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Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern
County: Essex
District: Uttlesford
Parish: Thaxted

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL6131
Four figure Latitude: 51.954186 Four figure longitude: 0.341498
1:25K map: TL6131
1:10K map: TL63SW
WOEID: 26345736
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]

Adjacent Domesday Book places

Domesday data within 2 km of discovery point is surfaced via the excellent Open Domesday website.

References cited

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Created: Monday 27th February 2012
Updated: Monday 27th February 2012

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