IOW-6CFEA4: Roman Coin: Sestertius of Antoninus Pius

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-6CFEA4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete and corroded Roman copper-alloy sestertius of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-61), dating to the period AD 138-61 (Reece Period 7). Unclear reverse type depicting an unclear figure. Mint of Rome.

Obverse: [...]; Laureate head right.

Reverse: [ ]; Unclear standing figure.

Diameter: 29.6mm. Weight: 17.02g.

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: 17.02 g
Diameter: 29.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 17th December 2017 - Sunday 17th December 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: IOW2017-1-292

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Reverse description: Unclear standing figure
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: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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