IOW-B06C02: Roman Coin: Sestertius, possibly of Antoninus Pius

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-B06C02

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete and corroded Roman copper-alloy sestertius, possibly of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161) dating to the period AD 138-161 (Reece period 7). Unclear reverse type. Mint of Rome.

Diameter: 31.0mm. Weight: 15.93g.

Obverse: [ ]; Unclear bust right.

Reverse: [ ]; Illegible.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
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 138
Date to: Exactly AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 15.93 g
Diameter: 31 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 30th October 2017 - Monday 30th October 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2017-4-52

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Antoninus Pius
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Unclear bust right
Obverse inscription: [ ]

Reverse description: Illegible
Reverse inscription: [ ]

Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Updated: About one year ago

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