HESH-820BA4: Worn and corroded Sestertius of unidentified Emperor

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Unique ID: HESH-820BA4

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

Worn and corroded Roman copper alloy sestertius of Trajan or Hadrian.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 98
Date to: AD 138

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 18.83 g
Diameter: 31.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 7th January 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Hadrian
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Reece period: Period 6 [117-138]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Possibly
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Illegible
Reverse inscription: Illegible

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: Upton Magna (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ5712
Four figure Latitude: 52.703952
Four figure longitude: -2.637813
1:25K map: SJ5712
1:10K map: SJ51SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
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: HESH
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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