HESH-0DE172: Roman Coin: Sestertius (obverse and reverse)

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Unique ID: HESH-0DE172

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy dupondius of Trajan (AD 98-117), dating to AD 103-111 (Reece Period 5). Reverse: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Pax standing left, holding branch and cornucopiae, foot on Dacian. Mint of Rome. RIC II, p. 280, no. 505.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 103
Date to: Circa AD 111

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.35 mm
Weight: 10 g
Diameter: 26.98 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 11th August 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Victoria Allnatt
Identified by: Ms Victoria Allnatt
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Dupondius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Trajan
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 5 [96-117]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Radiate head right

Reverse description: Pax standing left, holding branch and cornucopiae, right foot placed on Dacian
Reverse inscription: S P Q R [OPTIMO PRINCIPI] S C

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Gloucestershire (County)
District: Stroud (District)
Parish or ward: Longney and Epney (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO7513
Four figure Latitude: 51.81506537
Four figure longitude: -2.3640641
1:25K map: SO7513
1:10K map: SO71SE
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: SMS: 00863
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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