LEIC-F7F16F: coin

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Unique ID: LEIC-F7F16F

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman copper alloy Sestertius of Postumus (AD 260-69), dating to c. AD 260-1 (Reece Period 13), probably VICTORIA AVG, Victory advancing left. Gaul, Principal Mint. RIC V, pt 2, p. 351, cf. 169. RIC 169 has a radiate bust, this coin a laureate bust. The forthcoming new edition of RIC will probably resolve this issue.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 260
Date to: Circa AD 261

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 10.82 g
Diameter: 33 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Postumus
Reece period: Period 13 [260-275]
Mint or issue place: Gallic mint
Obverse description: Laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: (IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG)

Reverse description: Probably Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm
Reverse inscription: Probably [VICTORIA AVG, S C]

Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Blaby (District)
Parish or ward: Potters Marston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP5095
Four figure Latitude: 52.55055761
Four figure longitude: -1.26404099
1:25K map: SP5095
1:10K map: SP59NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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