SWYOR-BC3013: Roman coin; sestertius of Commodus

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Unique ID: SWYOR-BC3013

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy Roman coin; a sestertius probably of Commodus (177 - 192), reverse showing Apollo holding a plectrum and a lyre resting on a column. The coin dates from 191 AD. See Sear Volume II number 5734.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 191
Date to: Circa AD 191

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.74 mm
Weight: 17.97 g
Diameter: 28.86 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st October 2011 - Monday 31st October 2011

Rally details.

This object was found at Thaxted, Essex, Three Counties Club, October 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1707

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Commodus
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 9 [180-193]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: illegible

Reverse description: Apollo facing with head to right holding a plectrum and a lyre resting on a column. S C in field.
Reverse inscription: [APOL PALAT P M TR P XVI COS VI]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Uttlesford (District)
Parish or ward: Thaxted (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL6131
Four figure Latitude: 51.954186
Four figure longitude: 0.341498
1:25K map: TL6131
1:10K map: TL63SW
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: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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