IOW-1EAC93: Roman Coin: Sestertius of Domitian

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-1EAC93

Object type certainty: Possibly
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman copper-alloy sestertius of Domitian (AD 81-96), dating to AD 87 (Reece Period 4). Domitian riding right, striking with spear at fallen German reverse. Mint of Rome.

Obverse: [ ... ] COS XIII GE[ ... ]; Laureate head right, possibly with aegis

Rev. S C in exergue; Domitian riding right, striking with spear at fallen German

Diameter: 33.0mm. Weight: 22.41g. DA=12:12.

The coin has a small amount of loss around the edges due to corrosion.

RIC II (2nd Ed), p. 301, no. 530

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

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 87
Date to: Exactly AD 87

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 22.41 g
Diameter: 33 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 14th April 2016 - Thursday 14th April 2016

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2016-5-28

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Domitian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 4 [69-96]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right, possibly with aegis
Obverse inscription: [ ... ] COS XIII GE[ ... ]

Reverse description: Domitian riding right, striking with spear at fallen German
Reverse inscription: S C in exergue

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

Coin references

  • RIC : II (2nd Ed) p. 301, no. 530

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
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

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