NCL-BB7732: Trajan

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Unique ID: NCL-BB7732

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy sestertius of Trajan dating to the period AD 103 to 111 (Reece period 5). S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI S C reverse type depicting Victory standing left holding palm and erecting a trophy with weapons at base. Mint of Rome. RIC II, p. 281, no. 523.


SF 1016

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 103
Date to: AD 111

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 24.3 g
Diameter: 33 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 2000 - Wednesday 1st January 2003

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Philippa Walton
Identified by: Dr Philippa Walton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Trajan
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 5 [96-117]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate, draped bust right
Obverse inscription: IMP[...]VAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC[...]

Reverse description: Victory standing left holding palm and erecting trophy, weapons at base
Reverse inscription: [SPQR OPTI]MO [PRINCIPI]

Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Darlington (Unitary Authority)
District: Darlington (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Piercebridge (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ2115
Four figure Latitude: 54.529849
Four figure longitude: -1.677018
1:25K map: NZ2115
1:10K map: NZ21NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NCL
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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