WMID-8AFB16: Roman coin: Sestertius of Domitian

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-8AFB16

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete copper alloy sestertius of Domitian (AD 81 to AD 96), dating to AD 87 (Reece Period 4). Reverse type depicting Domitian riding right and striking falling German. Mint of Rome. C.f. RIC Vol II (2nd ed), pg 301, no 530.

Diameter: 35.4 mm
Thickness: 3.8 mm
Weight: 21.2 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 87
Date to: Circa AD 87

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.8 mm
Weight: 21.2 g
Diameter: 35.4 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 40

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Domitia
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 4 [69-96]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right, with aegis
Obverse inscription: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIII CENS PER PP

Reverse description: Domitian riding right, striking fallen german
Reverse inscription: S C (in exergue)

Degree of wear: Worn: fine
RIC Identifier:
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
Parish or ward: Shenstone (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK1205
Four figure Latitude: 52.642611
Four figure longitude: -1.82409109
1:25K map: SK1205
1:10K map: SK10NW
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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