LVPL-C15788: Roman sestertius

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COIN

Unique ID: LVPL-C15788

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A very worn copper-alloy Roman sestertius, probably of Hadrian (AD 117-138), dating to the period AD 117-138 (Reece period 6). Unclear reverse type, possibly depicting a standing figure left with vertical sceptre?

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 117
Date to: Circa AD 138

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 179.5 g
Diameter: 31 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st November 2017 - Friday 1st December 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Hadrian
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 6 [117-138]
Obverse description: Laureate and draped(?) bust right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Unclear, possibly depicting a standing figure left with vertical sceptre?
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse mint mark: []//[]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Wem Rural (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ5131
Four figure Latitude: 52.87422725
Four figure longitude: -2.7294544
1:25K map: SJ5131
1:10K map: SJ53SW
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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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