HESH-1DB0A8: Roman coin: Sesterius of Trajan

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Unique ID: HESH-1DB0A8

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Bronze Sestertius of Trajan, struck in Rome. Much of the detail has been lost from the coin due to a combination of corrosion and abrasion.


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 98
Date to: AD 117

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.9 mm
Weight: 23.93 g
Diameter: 33.6 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill
Secondary identifier: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SAM / NMR: HE28

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Trajan
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 5 [96-117]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Laureate crowned head facing right
Obverse inscription: [... TR]IANO DAC GE[RM ....]

Reverse description: Standing female figure with head left, holding a cornucopiae (right) and something else in left
Reverse inscription: LOST

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Leintwardine (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO4073
Four figure Latitude: 52.351768
Four figure longitude: -2.88232
1:25K map: SO4073
1:10K map: SO47SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Gardening
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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