DENO-6F2521: Roman coin; sestertius of Hadrian, SPES P R S/S C reverse, Rome

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Unique ID: DENO-6F2521

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman coin; copper alloy sestertius of Hadrian (AD117-138), SPES P R/S C reverse, Cos III, Rome mint, AD134-8, RIC Vol 2 p.441 c.f.790. Diameter 33.8mm, weight 24.52g.


Broad period: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 134
Date to: Circa AD 138

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 24.52 g
Diameter: 33.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 30th March 2011

Personal details

Recorded by: Ms Rachel Atherton
Identified by: Ms Rachel Atherton
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E7378

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: Certain
Reece period: Period 6 [117-138]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: [HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P]

Reverse description: Spes advancing left holding flower and skirt
Reverse inscription: SPES P R /S C

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: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Derbyshire (County)
District: Amber Valley (District)
To be known as: Amber Valley

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (From FLO)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Controlled archaeological investigation (stratified)
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

No references cited so far.

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