SUR-90AECA: Roman coin: Sestertius of Gordian III

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COIN

Unique ID: SUR-90AECA

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman provincial coin of Gordian III (AD 238-244), dating to the period AD 242-243 (Reece period 12). P M S COL VIM / AN IIII reverse type depicting a female figure wearing a chiton, extending her two hands over the heads of a bull and a lion that stand to her right and left. Mint of Viminacium (Moesia Superior). As SNG Budapest II, pp. 54-57, cf. no. 215 passim.

This is the first example of a large bronze issue from Viminacium recorded through the PAS. It is a very unusual coin for Britain, although an increasing number of Roman provincial issues are being recorded, some of which are likely to be more recent rather than genuine ancient losses.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Period from: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Period to: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Date from: Circa AD 242
Date to: Circa AD 243

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 18.93 g
Diameter: 29.92 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr David W Williams
Identified by: Mr David W Williams
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 17-440

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Uncertain (copper alloy) view all attributed records
Ruler/issuer: Gordian III
Obverse description: Laureate (and draped?) bust right
Obverse inscription: [IM]P GORDI[ANVS PIVS FEL] AVG
Reverse description: Female figure wearing a chiton, extending her two hands over the heads of a bull and a lion that stand to her right and left
Reverse inscription: P M S C-OL [VIM] / AN IIII
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
Parish or ward: Stone with Bishopstone and Hartwell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7811
Four figure Latitude: 51.79222483
Four figure longitude: -0.8704583
1:25K map: SP7811
1:10K map: SP71SE
What3Words: wages.admits.after
Grid reference source: From 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: SUR
Created: Monday 27th March 2017
Updated: Wednesday 18th October 2017

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