WMID-CA4EA7: Roman coin: Complete sesterius of uncertain emperor

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Unique ID: WMID-CA4EA7

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete struck / hammered copper alloy sesterius, probably of Elagabalus (AD 218-222), dating to AD 221 (Reece Period 10), probably P M TR P III COS III (P P / DES IIII) S C, Providentia standing left. Mint of Rome, RIC IV, pt 2, pp. 54-5, cf. nos. 321 & 332.

Diameter: 28.3 mm
Thickness: 4.1 mm
Weight: 15.9 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 221

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.1 mm
Weight: 15.9 g
Diameter: 28.3 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Elagabalus
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 10 [193-222]
Obverse description: Probably laureate head facing right
Obverse inscription: illegible

Reverse description: Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe and cornucopiae; to left, probably a star
Reverse inscription: Probably P M TR P IIII COS III (P P or DES IIII), S C

Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
Parish or ward: Mavesyn Ridware (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK0819
Four figure Latitude: 52.7685382
Four figure longitude: -1.8828698
1:25K map: SK0819
1:10K map: SK01NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst metal detecting

References cited

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