IOW-BFD3AA: Roman Coin: Sestertius of Antoninus Pius

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-BFD3AA

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete Roman copper-alloy sestertius of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161), dating to the period AD 156-157 (Reece period 7). TR POT XX COS IIII SC reverse type depicting Securitas seated left, holding sceptre and resting left elbow on cornucopiae which forms arm of chair. Mint of Rome.

Obverse: [ANTONINVS] PIVS [P P IMP II]; Laureate head right

Reverse: [TR POT XX COS IIII SC]; Securitas seated left, holding sceptre and resting left elbow on cornucopiae which forms arm of chair

Diameter: 32.4mm. Weight: 24.86g. DA=12:6.


RIC III, p. 145, no. 967.

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 156
Date to: Exactly AD 157

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 24.86 g
Diameter: 32.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 23rd March 2016 - Wednesday 23rd March 2016

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: IOW2016-7-90

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: [ANTONINVS] PIVS [P P IMP II]

Reverse description: Securitas seated left, holding sceptre and resting left elbow on cornucopiae which forms arm of chair
Reverse inscription: [TR POT XX COS IIII SC]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
RIC Identifier: RIC III Antoninus Pius 967
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : III p. 145, no. 967

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: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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