PUBLIC-4401D7: Roman coin front and back

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-4401D7

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete and worn copper-alloy Roman sestertius of uncertain Emperor, possibly Antonine (AD 138-192), dating to the period AD 41-260. The reverse type is mostly illegible, possibly depicting a standing figure. Uncertain mint. The coin measures 29.15 mm in diameter, is 3.27 mm thick and weighs 12.9 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 41
Date to: Circa AD 260

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.27 mm
Weight: 12.9 g
Diameter: 29.15 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 23rd October 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alan CHARMAN
Identified by: Mr Alan CHARMAN
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PastfindersI

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Uncertain - 2nd century
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Obverse description: Uncertain laureate(?) bust right?
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Possible figure standing right
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: []//[]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Lewes (District)
To be known as: Near Lewes

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
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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