BUC-537654: Roman Copper Alloy Coin

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COIN

Unique ID: BUC-537654

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy sestertius of Antoninus Pius dating to the period AD 145 to 161 (Reece period 7). COS IIII SC reverse depicting Securitas seated left holding sceptre and propping head on left hand. Mint of Rome. RIC III, p. 124, no. 764.

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.04 mm
Weight: 19.37 g
Diameter: 30.66 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 8th March 2007

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Lynne Buckley
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: Probably
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 PIVS PP TR P

Reverse description: Securitas seated left holding sceptre and propping head on left hand
Reverse inscription: COS [IIII] SC

Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Chiltern (District)
To be known as: Chenies

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.

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Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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