CORN-CE27D3: obverse of 2nd-century sestertius 8

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Unique ID: CORN-CE27D3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

brass sestertius; Roman; 2nd century AD


As all the other associated Roman coins in this group of 15 coins have been found in a fairly restricted area, roughly 400 by 200 metres, they could form part of a dispersed hoard from the mid-second century AD.

Subsequent actions

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


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 100
Date to: AD 199

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.45 mm
Weight: 10.63 g
Diameter: 28 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 30th March 2004

Personal details

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Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Secondary identifier: Mr. Roger Penhallurick

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Probably
Ruler/issuer: Marcus Aurelius (as Caesar)
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Obverse description: too worn to see
Obverse inscription: illegible

Reverse description: traces of a trophy
Reverse inscription: illegible

Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Ludgvan (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW5032
Four figure Latitude: 50.13527
Four figure longitude: -5.499807
1:25K map: SW5032
1:10K map: SW52NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found in association with fourteen other Roman copper alloy coins, all found within a 400 by 200 metre area
Current location: returned to finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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