LANCUM-A39FD1: LANCUM-A39FD1: Early Roman sestertius of Trajan

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Unique ID: LANCUM-A39FD1

Object type certainty: Certain
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Early Roman sestertius of Trajan dating from AD114-7.


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 114
Date to: Circa AD 117

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 23.6 g
Diameter: 35 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 14th February 2009

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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 head right
Obverse inscription: []ER TRIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC...

Reverse description: Providentia standing left, holding sceptre, resting elbow on column and pointing at globe to left.
Reverse inscription: [PROVIDENTIA AVGVS]TI S P Q R

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

Coin references

  • RIC : II, p. 291 663

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: South Lakeland (District)
To be known as: Carnforth

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
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Recreational usage

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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