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

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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.


SF 615

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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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