KENT-28C659: Roman copper alloy coin

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Unique ID: KENT-28C659

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman copper-alloy Sestertius of Commodus (AD 175-192), dating to the period AD 186-187 (Reece period 9). HILARITAS AVG P M TR P XII IMP VIII COS V P P reverse type depicting Hilaritas standing left holding branch and long palm. Mint of Rome. As BMC p. 801, no. 593; RIC III, no. 498.

Weight: 29.36g, diameter: 29.36mm, thickness: 4.3mm

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 186
Date to: Circa AD 187

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.3 mm
Weight: 19.42 g
Diameter: 29.36 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Mags Erwin
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

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
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 9 [180-193]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right.
Obverse inscription: [M COMMODVS ANT P FELIX AVG BRIT]

Reverse description: Hilaritas standing left holding branch and long palm, S C either side in field
Reverse inscription: [HILARITAS AVG P M TR P XII I]MP VIII COS V [P P]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
RIC Identifier: RIC III Commodus 498
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: Kent (County)
District: Swale (District)
Parish or ward: Borden (District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ8862
Four figure Latitude: 51.32602335
Four figure longitude: 0.69692841
1:25K map: TQ8862
1:10K map: TQ86SE
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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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