PUBLIC-7AFDA6: Roman coin: sestertius of Antoninus Pius

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-7AFDA6

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper alloy sestertius of the emperor Antoninus Pius dating to the period AD 147-151 (Reece period 7). The obverse depicts a head or bust facing right and is inscribed [...] S AV[ ... ]. The reverse depicts Aequitas standing left holding scales and a cornucopiae and is inscribed COS IIII SC. Mint of Rome. RIC III p.132, cf. no. 842 passim.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Donated to a museum

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 147
Date to: Circa AD 151

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 15.04 g
Diameter: 29 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 10th October 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr David Calow
Identified by: Mr David Calow
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: FLE 13 608

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: A laureate head or bust facing right
Obverse inscription: [...]S AV[...]

Reverse description: Aequitas standing left holding scales and a cornucopiae
Reverse inscription: [COS IIII, S C]

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

Coin references

  • RIC : III p. 132, cf. no. 842 passim

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Surrey (County)
District: Guildford (District)
To be known as: Flexford

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 during controlled archaeological investigation
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Undisturbed grassland

References cited

No references cited so far.

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