IOW-5FECC5: IOW-5FECC5 Roman Coin: Sestertius of Antoninus Pius

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Unique ID: IOW-5FECC5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman copper-alloy sestertius of Antoninus Pius dating to the period AD 145 to 161; VOTA SVSCEPTA DEC [...]SC reverse type depicting emperor sacrificing with patera over tripod. Rome mint. Reece period 7. Cf. RIC III, p. 127, no. 793.

Obverse: Laureate head right; ANTONINVS [...]
Reverse: Emperor sacrificing with patera over tripod; VOTA SVSCEPT[A] DEC [...]SC

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 145
Date to: Exactly AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 19.36 g
Diameter: 30.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 27th November 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Philippa Walton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2011-2-409

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Antoninus Pius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: ANTONINVS [...]

Reverse description: Emperor sacrificing with patera over tripod
Reverse inscription: VOTA SVSCEPT[A] DEC [...]SC

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

Coin references

  • RIC : III p. 127, no. 793

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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