BH-C04597: Roman coin: sestertius of Commodus

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Unique ID: BH-C04597

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A copper-alloy sestertius of Commodus (AD 175-192); FOR RED P M TR P XIII IMP VIII COS V P P S C reverse; mint of Rome, AD 187-188. Ref.: RIC Vol. VIII, p. 425, no. 513.

Dimensions: 28.1mm diameter, 4.4mm thick. Weight: 18.24g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 187
Date to: Exactly AD 188

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.4 mm
Weight: 18.42 g
Diameter: 28.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 10th March 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Harvey Cross
Secondary identifier: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 12/43 - 5

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: Certain
Reece period: Period 9 [180-193]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right.
Obverse inscription: [M COMMO]DVS ANT [P FELIX AVG BRIT]

Reverse description: Fortuna seated left, holding rudder-on-globe and cornucopiae.
Reverse inscription: exergue: [F]OR RE[D]; around edge: [P M TR P XIII IMP VIII COS V P P]; fields: [S]-C

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

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Lydiard Tregoze

Spatial coordinates

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

References cited

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