SUR-79FEA1: Roman coin: Sestertius of

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Unique ID: SUR-79FEA1

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper alloy sestertius of Nero (AD 54-68), dating to AD 64-7 (Reece Period 3), ROMA, Roma seated left on cuirass with Victory and parazonium. Mint of Lyon. RIC I (revised edition), p. 175, no. 398.


Much of the obverse is encrusted with corrosion deposits the greater part of which the finder has removed.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 64
Date to: Exactly AD 67

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 24.31 g
Diameter: 35.49 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr David W Williams
Identified by: Mr David W Williams
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

Other reference numbers

Other reference: B14-628

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Nero
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 3 [54-68]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right; small globe at point of bust
Obverse inscription: [NERO CLAVD CAES]AR AVG G[ER P M TR P IMP P P]

Reverse description: Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory and resting on parazonium; behind cuirass, shields
Reverse inscription: ROMA in exergue; S C in field

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Test Valley (District)
Parish or ward: Amport (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3046
Four figure Latitude: 51.21242103
Four figure longitude: -1.57189374
1:25K map: SU3046
1:10K map: SU34NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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