SWYOR-642C18: Roman coin; sestertius of Antoninus Pius or Marcus Aurelius

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Unique ID: SWYOR-642C18

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy Roman coin; a sestertius probably of Antoninus Pius or Marcus Aurelius (138 - 180), but with the edge corroded and the legends illegible. There is a standing female figure with her arms down on the reverse, perhaps Pax.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 138
Date to: Circa AD 180

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.96 mm
Weight: 15.61 g
Diameter: 29.88 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 11th September 2010 - Sunday 12th September 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Carole Bloom
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1253

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: Bust right with curly hair
Obverse inscription: illegible

Reverse description: Standing figure left with arms held low
Reverse inscription: illegible

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

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
District: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Stainforth (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE6211
Four figure Latitude: 53.591921
Four figure longitude: -1.064776
1:25K map: SE6211
1:10K map: SE61SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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