BH-B67D45: Roman coin: sestertius

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Unique ID: BH-B67D45

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy sestertius of 1st to 2nd century date. The surfaces of the sub-rectangular coin have been deliberately filed smooth.

Dimensions: 30.6mm diameter, 3.1mm thick; weight: 15.38g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 1
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.1 mm
Weight: 15.38 g
Diameter: 30.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 11th September 2011

Rally details.

This object was found at Thesaurus group at Offley, Hertfordshire, September 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Harvey Cross
Secondary identifier: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 11/201 - 96

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Uncertain - 1st/2nd Century AD
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Head right.
Obverse inscription: No lettering visible.

Reverse description: Unclear.
Reverse inscription: No lettering visible.

Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
To be known as: Offley

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Updated: 7 years ago

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