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NLM-2798F5: Roman Coin: Sestertius of Hadrian

Rights Holder: North Lincolnshire Museum
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COIN

Unique ID: NLM-2798F5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Copper alloy coin. Sestertius of Hadrian (117-138), mint of Rome issue of 118, RIC volume 2 no. 560.

Obverse description: Bust laureate right, short beard.

Obverse inscription: [IMP CAE]SAR TRAIANVS HADRIAN[VS AVG]

Reverse description: Female figure standing left cradling cornucopiae and with right arm extended; [S] C in field.

Reverse inscription: PONT M[---]

Diameter: 34.2mm, Weight: 24.84gms, die axis: 6

Notes:

The finder suggests this to be part of an assemblage amounting to c.5% of material recovered from an extensive site, the rest being removed illicitly without record. Archaeological opinion holds the site to have been of equivalent character to Flixborough, North Lincolnshire, in terms of its material culture. Coins are under-represented in the group

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 118
Date to: Exactly AD 118

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 24.84 g
Diameter: 34.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 1995 - Sunday 31st December 2000

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM37272

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Hadrian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 6 [117-138]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bust laureate right, short beard
Obverse inscription: [IMP CAE]SAR TRAIANVS HADRIAN[VS AVG]

Reverse description: Female figure standing left cradling cornucopiae and with right arm extended
Reverse inscription: PONT M[---]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
RIC Identifier: RIC II Hadrian 560A
Reverse mint mark: [S] C in field
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: near Keelby

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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: NLM
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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