IOW-5DBAE7: Roman Coin: Sestertius, probably of an Antonine Emperor

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-5DBAE7

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete and worn Roman copper-alloy sestertius, probably of an Antonine emperor and dating to the period AD 138 to 180 (Reece period 7 or 8). Illegible reverse type. Mint of Rome.

Obverse: Bust right

Reverse: Illegible

Diameter: 29.7mm. Weight: 22.36g.

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 180

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 22.36 g
Diameter: 29.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 20th October 2013

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2013-2-460

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bust right

Reverse description: Illegible

Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Regular

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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