OXON-80FD16: Roman coin: sestertius of Hadrian

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COIN

Unique ID: OXON-80FD16

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete copper alloy Roman sestertius of Hadrian (AD 117-138), dating to the period AD 132-134 (Reece period 6). FELICITATI AVG COS III P P S C reverse type depicting galley travelling right with oarsmen and steersman, standard on prow. Minted in Rome. RIC II, p. 431, no. 703e.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 132
Date to: Exactly AD 134

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.4 mm
Weight: 19.52 g
Diameter: 30 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 10th August 2020 - Tuesday 10th August 2021

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: OMS receipt 2568

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Hadrian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 6 [117-138]
Obverse description: Laureate head right, slight drapery on shoulder
Obverse inscription: [H]ADRIANVS AVGVS[TVS]

Reverse description: Galley travelling right with five oarsmen and steersman. Standard on prow.
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : II p. 431, no. 703e.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
Parish or ward: Worminghall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP6308
Four figure Latitude: 51.76714266
Four figure longitude: -1.08845788
1:25K map: SP6308
1:10K map: SP60NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: OXON
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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