KENT-C4A305: Kent-C4A305 Roman coin Sestertius of probably Antoninus Pius. Obverse view

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COIN

Unique ID: KENT-C4A305

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete, Roman, struck or hammered, copper alloy, brass, sestertius probably of Antoninus Pius (138-161AD). Obverse: Laureate bust right. Inscription: Illegible. Reverse: Possibly Victory alighting right. Inscription: Illegible. Mint name: Probably Rome. Reece Period: 7. Die axis: 12 o'clock. Very worn or fair condition but rather corroded with all the flan edges broken down and the coin only half its original size. However, an attractive green patina on most of the obverse and reverse. This is likely to date from 138-161AD. Ref. Coins of Engand and the UK, Spink 2014, page 67 No. possibly 643 and Roman Coins and their values II, David R. Sear, Spink 2002, page 221 No. possibly 4182. This coin is truncated length 26.62mm, truncated width 21.22mm, thickness 4.34mm, truncated diameter 26.62mm and weighs 9.6g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 138
Date to: Circa AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.62 mm
Width: 21.22 mm
Thickness: 4.34 mm
Weight: 9.6 g
Diameter: 26.62 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 21st September 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Geoff Burr
Identified by: Mr Geoff Burr

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Antoninus Pius
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Obverse description: Laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Possibly Victory alighting right
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Surrey (County)
District: Tandridge (District)
Parish or ward: Dormansland (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ4145
Four figure Latitude: 51.18684278
Four figure longitude: 0.01617989
1:25K map: TQ4145
1:10K map: TQ44NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
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Updated: 3 years ago

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