PUBLIC-E7FB8E: Sestertius of Antoninus Pius

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-E7FB8E

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper alloy sestertius of the emperor Antoninus Pius (AD 138-61), probably dating to the period AD 145-161 (Reece period 7). The obverse depicts a laureate head facing right and is inscribed [...]. The reverse probably depicts Salus standing left at altar and holding rudder on globe, and is probably inscribed [SALVS] (A?)[VG, S C]. Mint of Rome. RIC III, p. 126, cf. no. 184.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Donated to a museum

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 145
Date to: Circa AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 17.97 g
Diameter: 28 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 22nd May 2014

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 14 791

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 facing right
Obverse inscription: [...]

Reverse description: Probably Salus standing left feeding snake at altar and holding rudder on globe
Reverse inscription: Probably [SALVS] (?)[VG, S C]

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

Coin references

  • RIC : III p. 126, cf. no. 184

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

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