BH-4952D5: Roman coin: sestertius of Antoninus Pius

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Unique ID: BH-4952D5

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A copper-alloy sestertius of Antoninus Pius, dating to the period AD 147-149 (Reece period 7). COS IIII S C reverse depicting Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae. Mint of Rome. RIC III, pp. 132-133, nos. 842 or 855.

Diameter: 31.6mm; thickness: 4.2mm. Weight: 21.6g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 147
Date to: Exactly AD 149

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.2 mm
Weight: 21.6 g
Diameter: 31.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 30th September 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 15/144 - 3

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 right.
Obverse inscription: [ANT]ONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P (X...I)

Reverse description: Aequitas standing left, holding [scales] and cornucopiae.
Reverse inscription: C[OS IIII]; S-C

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Sandy

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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