CAM-C32756: Copper-alloy Sestertius of Philip II

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Unique ID: CAM-C32756

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy sestertius of Philip II dating to the period AD 244 to 246. PRINCIPI IVVENT SC reverse. Mint of Rome. RIC IV, p. 101, no. 255. Die axis is 12 o'clock, weight is 14.59g, diameter is 30.13mm and thickness is 3.46mm.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 244
Date to: Circa AD 246

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.46 mm
Weight: 14.59 g
Diameter: 30.13 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 21st March 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Helen Fowler
Identified by: Ms Helen Fowler
Secondary identifier: Dr Philippa Walton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: UKDFD no.36975.

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Philip II
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 12 [238-260]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Obverse shows bare headed , draped bust right
Obverse inscription: [M IV]L PHILIPPVS CAES

Reverse description: Philip II advancing right, holding globe and spear
Reverse inscription: PR[IN]CIPI IVVENT SC

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: Huntingdonshire (District)
To be known as: Saint Ives Area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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