DENO-7FF893: Roman Coin: Sestertius of Antoninus Pius

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COIN

Unique ID: DENO-7FF893

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman sestertius of Commodus (AD 175-192) as caesar under Marcus Aurelius, dating to the period AD 177 (Reece period 8). [VOTA PVBLICA TR P II] (IMP II COS) [P P], S C reverse type depicting Commodus draped, standing front, head left, sacrificing out of patera over a lighted altar, left hand holding roll at side. Mint of Rome. As BMC, p. 672, no. 1673; RIC III, p. 340, no. 1584.

Diameter: 27.1 mm
Thickness: 3.9 mm
Weight: 10.1 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 177
Date to: Circa AD 177

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.9 mm
Weight: 10.1 g
Diameter: 27.1 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Helen Glenn (Derby)
Identified by: Miss Helen Glenn (Derby)
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E8489

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Commodus under Marcus Aurelius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate, draped (and cuirassed?) bust right
Obverse inscription: [...]L C[...]

Reverse description: Commodus draped, standing front, head left, sacrificing out of patera over a lighted altar, left hand holding roll at side
Reverse inscription: [VOTA PVBLICA TR P II] (IMP II COS) [P P], S C

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Derbyshire (County)
District: Amber Valley (District)
Parish or ward: Kirk Langley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK2937
Four figure Latitude: 52.92962795
Four figure longitude: -1.57003493
1:25K map: SK2937
1:10K map: SK23NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out detecting

References cited

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Audit data

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

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