SUSS-C53883: Roman coin: sestertius of Commodus

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COIN

Unique ID: SUSS-C53883

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Roman copper alloy sestertius of Commodus as Augustus (179-192), [...]TR P VIIII IMP VO COS IIII P P S C reverse (Fides standing right holding corn-ears and basket of fruit)), minted at Rome, AD 183-184, RIC III p.413 no.403 or p.414 no.413

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 183
Date to: Circa AD 184

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.2 mm
Weight: 13.81 g
Diameter: 29.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st September 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

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: Certain
Reece period: Period 9 [180-193]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head facing right
Obverse inscription: M COMMODVS AN-TONINVS AVG PIVS

Reverse description: Fides standing right holding corn-ears and basket of fruit
Reverse inscription: [...TR P VIIII IMP VI] COS IIII P P [S C]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : III 403 or 413

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Chichester (District)
To be known as: Lavant

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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

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