SOM-8B9A5D: Roman con: sestertius of Hadrian

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Unique ID: SOM-8B9A5D

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A worn copper alloy sestertius of Hadrian, dating to the period AD 117-138 (Reece Period 6). Uncertain reverse type depicting figure standing left. Mint of Rome.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 117
Date to: Circa AD 138

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.04 mm
Weight: 21.88 g
Diameter: 31.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 29th February 2016 - Thursday 31st March 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Vicky Lemmens
Identified by: Mrs Vicky Lemmens

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 16343

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Hadrian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 6 [117-138]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Figure standing left
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: Illegible
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Misterton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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