IOW-EE7865: Roman Coin: Sestertius of Antoninus Pius

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-EE7865

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete and corroded Roman copper-alloy sestertius of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161) dating to the period AD 145-161 (Reece period 7). Unclear reverse type depicting Emperor standing left, sacrificing with patera over tripod. Mint of Rome.

Obverse: [ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P]; Laureate head or bust right

Reverse: [...], S C; Emperor standing left, sacrificing with patera over tripod

Diameter: 30.4mm. Weight: 12.63g. DA=12:6.

Cf. RIC III, p. 127, nos. 792-4.

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 145
Date to: Exactly AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 12.63 g
Diameter: 30.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 14th December 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: IOW2014-2-521

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 or bust right
Obverse inscription: [ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P]

Reverse description: Emperor standing left, sacrificing with patera over tripod
Reverse inscription: […], S C

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
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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