IOW-E56FB6: Roman Coin: Sestertius (uncertain Antonine empress)

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Unique ID: IOW-E56FB6

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An almost complete and worn Roman copper-alloy sestertius of an uncertain Antonine empress dating to the period AD 138-192 (Reece periods 7 to 9). Unclear reverse type. Mint of Rome.

Obverse: [...]; Draped bust right

Reverse: [...]; Illegible

Diameter: 30.6mm. Weight: 15.23g.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 138
Date to: Exactly AD 192

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 15.23 g
Diameter: 30.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st November 2014

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2014-1-334

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Antonine Empress, uncertain, 138-185
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Draped bust right
Obverse inscription: […]

Reverse description: Illegible
Reverse inscription: […]

Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

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
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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