BERK-ACBF56: Roman coin: Sestertius of Antoninus Pius

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Unique ID: BERK-ACBF56

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy Roman sestertius of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161), possibly struck during his thrid consulship (AD 140-144). The coin is too worn for further identification.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 138
Date to: Circa AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 11 g
Diameter: 29 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2011.898

Materials and construction

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

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: Radiate bust right
Obverse inscription: ANTONI[NVS AVG PIVS PP...]

Reverse description: Figure standing left, holding sceptre and feeding serpent from alter?
Reverse inscription: [...] COS III S-C

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

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Cherwell (District)
To be known as: Bicester area

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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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