IOW-128263: IOW-128263 Roman Coin: Sestertius of Antoninus Pius

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-128263

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman copper-alloy sestertius of Antoninus Pius dating to the period AD 138-161 (Reece period 7). Minted at Rome.

RIC III, p. 112, cf. 638.

Obverse: [ ]; Laureate head right
Reverse: [ ]; Probably Salus seated left feeding snake at altar

Diameter: 29.5mm. Weight: 20.66g. DA=12:12.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 138
Date to: Exactly AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 20.66 g
Diameter: 29.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 14th April 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2012-2-406

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: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: [ ]

Reverse description: Probably Salus seated left feeding snake at altar
Reverse inscription: [ ]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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