IOW-8C5B91: Roman Coin: Sestertius, possibly of Antoninus Pius or Marcus Aurelius as Caesar

Rights Holder: Isle of Wight Council
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Unique ID: IOW-8C5B91

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper alloy sestertius, possibly of c. 138-161 – Antoninus Pius or Marcus Aurelius as Caesar; [ ], S C; Roma or Mars right; Reece issue period 7. BMC III, c.f. pl. 30, nos. 4 & 5; pl 43, no. 3; pl. 50, no. 5.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 138
Date to: Circa AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 14.01 g
Diameter: 27 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 20th December 2009

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: IOW2010-2-33

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Antoninus Pius
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bearded head/bust right
Obverse inscription: [ ]

Reverse description: S C; Roma or Mars right
Reverse inscription: [ ]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

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

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

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