BUC-182D56: A copper alloy coin of Nero

Rights Holder: Buckinghamshire County Council
CC License:

Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).


Unique ID: BUC-182D56

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy sestertius of Nero dating to the period AD 64 to 67 (Reece period 3). ROMA SC reverse type depicting Roma seated left, holding Victory and parazonium. Mint of Lyon. RIC I, p. 178, no. 443.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Retained by finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 64
Date to: AD 67

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.04 mm
Weight: 21.24 g
Diameter: 35.53 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 6th March 2007

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Ros Tyrrell
Identified by: Ms Ros Tyrrell
Secondary identifier: Dr Philippa Walton

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Nero
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 3 [54-68]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head left

Reverse description: Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory, and leaning on parazonium
Reverse inscription: [RO]MA SC

Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: Three Rivers (District)
To be known as: Sarratt

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Retained by finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: SUR-78562A
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
A worn copper-alloy Roman sestertius of Nero (AD 54-68), dating to the period AD 64-67 (Reece period 3). ROMA, S C reverse type depicting Rom…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: SUR-79FEA1
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
A copper alloy sestertius of Nero (AD 54-68), dating to AD 64-7 (Reece Period 3), ROMA, Roma seated left on cuirass with Victory and parazoni…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: WILT-6A0F93
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
A copper-alloy Roman dupondius of Nero dating to the period AD 64-67 (Reece period 3), [...] SC reverse type depicting Victory flying left ho…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: BUC
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.