IOW-760F82: Roman Coin: Sestertius of Antoninus Pius

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-760F82

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete Roman copper-alloy sestertius of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-361), dating to the period AD 145-161 (Reece period 7). FELICITAS AVG reverse type depicting Felicitas standing left, holding [Capricorn] and long-handled caduceus. Mint of Rome.

Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS IIII; Laureate head right

Reverse: [FELICITAS AVG], S C; Felicitas standing left, holding [Capricorn] and long-handled caduceus

Diameter: 31.4mm. Weight: 19.04g. DA=12:12.

RIC III, p. 125, no. 770

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: 19.04 g
Diameter: 31.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 19th April 2015 - Sunday 19th April 2015

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2015-7-76

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
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 right
Obverse inscription: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS IIII

Reverse description: Felicitas standing left, holding [Capricorn] and long-handled caduceus
Reverse inscription: [FELICITAS AVG], S C

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : III p. 125, no. 770

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: Coastland
Specific landuse: Inter-tidal

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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