ASHM-E1F0C6: Roman coin; sestertius of Domitian

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Unique ID: ASHM-E1F0C6

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete, copper alloy sestertius of Domitian (AD 81-96), dating to the period AD 87 (Reece Period 4). Reverse type IOVI VICTORI SC. Mint of Rome. RIC II.1 (2nd ed.), p. 301, no. 526.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Undergoing further examination at a museum


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 87
Date to: Exactly AD 87

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Weight: 9.5 g
Diameter: 28.8 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: ASHMBD069

Materials and construction

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

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, with aegis

Reverse description: Jupiter seated left (holding Victory in right and vertical sceptre in left)
Reverse inscription: (IOVI VICTORI) S C

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
RIC Identifier: RIC II, Part 1 (second edition) Domitian 527
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : II.1 (2nd ed) 526

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
To be known as: Childrey

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
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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Recording Institution: ASHM
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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