NCL-87E2A1: Roman Coin:  Sestertius of Antoninus Pius

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COIN

Unique ID: NCL-87E2A1

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy sestertius of Antoninus Pius, possibly dating to the period AD 145 to 161 (Reece period 7). Probably a COS IIII S C reverse type depicting Roma seated left holding Victory and spear, resting elbow on shield set on prow. Mint of Rome. RIC III, p. 123, no. 759.

Notes:

SF 615

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 145
Date to: AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 21.9 g
Diameter: 30 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 1986 - Tuesday 1st January 2002

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: Antoninus Pius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: ANTONINVS AVG [...]

Reverse description: Roma seated left holding Victory and spear, resting left elbow on shield set on prow
Reverse inscription: [COS IIII S C]

Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Probably

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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