HESH-9CC9B2: Roman Coin: Sestertius of Hadrian

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Unique ID: HESH-9CC9B2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman bronze (copper alloy) sestertius of the emperor Hadrian dating to the period AD 128 to 138. Reverse type depicts seated female left. Mint of Rome.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 128
Date to: Circa AD 138

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 5.1 mm
Weight: 25.06 g
Diameter: 31.3 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill
Secondary identifier: Dr Philippa Walton

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: Probably
Obverse description: Laureate crowned bearded bust facing right
Obverse inscription: HADRI]ANVS_AVGVS[TVS]

Reverse description: Seated deity on throne - detail difficult due to corrosion. SC in ex
Reverse inscription: [...]AVG _ SC

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Gloucestershire (County)
District: Cotswold (District)
To be known as: Rodmarton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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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Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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