HESH-7141B5: Roman Coin: Sestertius of Hadrian (possibly)

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Unique ID: HESH-7141B5

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy sestertius possibly of Hadrian, dated to the 2nd century AD. The coin is heavily worn and corroded and so more precise dating is difficult

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 50
Date to: Circa AD 250

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Weight: 11.76 g
Diameter: 30.1 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Hadrian
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Reece period: Period 6 [117-138]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Possibly
Obverse description: Laureate crowned head right. The head has tight curly hair and beard possibly suggesting Hadrian

Reverse description: Standing figure - possible female with right arm outstretched possibly holding spear / sceptre. left hand dropped at one side

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Richards Castle

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

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

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