IOW-6ACB0D: Roman Coin: Sestertius

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Unique ID: IOW-6ACB0D

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete and very worn Roman copper-alloy sestertius of Trajan (AD 98-117), dating to the period AD 98-117 (Reece period 5). Unclear reverse type. Mint of Rome.

Obverse: [...]AVG GER[M?...]; Laureate bust right.

Reverse: Illegible.

Diameter: 31.9mm. Weight: 18.16g.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 98
Date to: Exactly AD 117

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 18.16 g
Diameter: 31.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 20th May 2018 - Sunday 20th May 2018

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-2-39

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Trajan
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 5 [96-117]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: [...]AVG GER[M?...]

Reverse description: Illegible
Reverse inscription: Illegible

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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