IOW-AA66B1: Roman Coin: Sestertius of Commodus

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-AA66B1

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete copper alloy sestertius of Commodus, AD 180-192; [P M TR P XI/XII IMP VII/VIII COS V P P S C], (FOR RED); Fortuna seated left, holding rudder on globe and cornucopiae; Mint of Rome, c. 186-8. RIC III, pp. 423 & 425, c.f. nos. 493 & 513.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 186
Date to: AD 188

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 15.13 g
Diameter: 28 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 9th September 2007

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2007-1-437

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Commodus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 9 [180-193]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: M COMMODVS ANT [ ]

Reverse description: Fortuna seated left, holding rudder on globe and cornucopiae
Reverse inscription: [P M TR P XI/XII IMP VII/VIII COS V P P S C], (FOR RED)

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

  • RIC : III pp. 423 & 425, c.f. nos. 493 & 513

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting rally
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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