KENT-24D5D1: A copper alloy Sestertius of Trajan 103-111 AD.

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Unique ID: KENT-24D5D1

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A Roman copper alloy Sestertius of Trajan (98-117 AD), SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI SC (Pax standing left holding cornucopiae and branch and treading an Dacian) reverse. Minted in Rome 103-111. RIC II, p280 no 503.


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 103
Date to: AD 111

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.2 mm
Weight: 25.3 g
Diameter: 34.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st November 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Jennifer Jackson
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead

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: Certain
Obverse description: laureate and draped bust facing right.

Reverse description: Pax standing left holding a cornucopiae and a branch and treading on Dacian.
Reverse inscription: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI SC

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Thanet (District)
Parish or ward: Monkton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR2765
Four figure Latitude: 51.338742
Four figure longitude: 1.257708
1:25K map: TR2765
1:10K map: TR26NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

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

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