LVPL-FEEDF7: Roman coin: Sestertius Uncertain

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COIN

Unique ID: LVPL-FEEDF7

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn complete copper alloy Roman Sestertius of an uncertain emperor, bust right. Reverse type uncertain depicting standing figure holding staff in right hand and cornucopia in left arm, with 'N?TEL?' and 'S' visible of S C (Senatus Consulto). The coin has a dark brown to green patina.

Notes:

?emperor possibly Marcus Aurelius (AD 161-180) as reverse similar to Sear's description: C. Rev. Honos (in field) TR POT IIICOS II SC Honos, togate, stg. Facing, hd. r., holding sceptre and turned-out cornucopiae. (Sear, 2002: P.294, n. 4803)

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 15.7 g
Diameter: 29.45 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 21st January 2018 - Wednesday 21st February 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Seonnie Sergeant
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Marcus Aurelius (as Caesar)
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Possibly
Obverse description: Worn bust of uncertain emperor, bust right.

Reverse description: Uncertain; standing figure holding staff in right hand and cornucopia in left arm, with ‘…N?TEL?…’ and ‘S’ visible of S C (Senatus Consulto).
Reverse inscription: …N?TEL?…S

Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Davenham

Spatial coordinates


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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

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

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