SOM-54DD43: Roman coin: sestertius of Julia Domna

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Unique ID: SOM-54DD43

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman copper alloy sestertius of Julia Domna, second issue dating to the period AD 196 - 211. (Reece period 10). VESTA S.C. reverse type depicting Vesta seated left, holding palladium and sceptre. Mint of Rome. RIC IV Part I p.209 Septimus Severus 867.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 196
Date to: Exactly AD 211

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 20.12 g
Diameter: 30.01 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 2015 - Monday 20th June 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Elizabeth Brown
Identified by: Miss Julie Shoemark
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 016998

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Julia Domna
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 9 [180-193]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bust of Julia , draped facing right. Hair waved and coiled at back.
Obverse inscription: IVLIA AVGVSTA

Reverse description: Vesta seated left, holding palladium and sceptre. S/C in field
Reverse inscription: [VESTA]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : IV Part 1 p.206 Septimus Severus 867
  • RIC : IV Part I p209 Septimus Severus

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
Parish or ward: Buckland St. Mary (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST2614
Four figure Latitude: 50.92069423
Four figure longitude: -3.05414681
1:25K map: ST2614
1:10K map: ST21SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

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Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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