IOW-54F5A9: Roman Coin: Sestertius, probably of Antoninus Pius

Rights Holder: The Portable Antiquities Scheme
CC License:


Rights Holder: The Portable Antiquities Scheme
CC License:

Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).

COIN

Unique ID: IOW-54F5A9

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete and corroded Roman copper-alloy sestertius, probably of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161) dating to the period AD 138-161 (Reece Period 7). Mint of Rome.

Obverse: [ ]; Laureate head / bust right

Reverse: [ ]; Unclear seated(?) figure left

Diameter: 29.0mm. Weight: 16.33g.

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 138
Date to: Exactly AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 16.33 g
Diameter: 29 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st June 2016 - Wednesday 1st June 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 Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2016-8-29

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: Probably
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: Laureate head / bust right
Obverse inscription: [ ]

Reverse description: Unclear seated(?) figure left
Reverse inscription: [ ]

Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

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: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: IOW-C5B8D6
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
A complete and worn Roman copper-alloy sestertius of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161) dating to the period AD 138-161 (Reece period 7). Unclear re…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: IOW-DD2969
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
A complete and worn Roman copper-alloy sestertius, probably of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161), dating to the period AD 138-161 (Reece period 7).…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: PUBLIC-2B364A
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
A very worn complete copper alloy sestertius of Antoninus Pius[AD 138-161].Reece period 7. Mint of Rome. Obverse:laureate bust right. Rever…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

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

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.