BH-CD6644: Roman coin: sestertius of Commodus (probably)

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Unique ID: BH-CD6644

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy sestertius, probably of Commodus (AD 175-192); PVBLICA FEL P M TR P XII IMP VIII COS V P P S-C (Felicitas standing left) reverse; minted at Rome, AD 186-187; RIC no. 503. The coin's surfaces are worn and corroded. It measures 28.6mm in diameter, 3.6mm thick and weighs 13.59g.

Class: Sestertius

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 186
Date to: AD 187

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.6 mm
Weight: 13.59 g
Diameter: 28.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 10th May 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 09/65 - 34

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: Probably
Reece period: Period 9 [180-193]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right.
Obverse inscription: [M COMMODVS ANT P FELIX AVG BRIT]

Reverse description: Felicitas standing front, head left, holding patera and sceptre.
Reverse inscription: [PVBLICA FEL P M TR P XII IMP VIII COS V P P] S-C

Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
District: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Knotting and Souldrop

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
Current location: With finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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