PUBLIC-7B9BD0: Roman copper alloy sestertius

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-7B9BD0

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman copper alloy Sestertius of Antonius Pius. The coin has been very badly worn down and has some loss around the edges resulting in a square shaped coin. The bust of the coin has been almost wiped away but a faint outline is still visible.

Most likely a MONETA AVG reverse type featuring a central, standing figure. The letter "O" is still visible but the rest of the legend has been worn away. The obverse is very similar with only "[...] PIVS PP [...]" remaining on the legend.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 138
Date to: Circa AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 19.83 g
Diameter: 28 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Wheatley
Identified by: Mr Peter Wheatley

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
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Obverse description: Worn down bust, facing right. No visible features
Obverse inscription: [...] PIVS PP [...]

Reverse description: Standing figure in centre.
Reverse inscription: [...] O [...]

Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Riseholme (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK9774
Four figure Latitude: 53.25415413
Four figure longitude: -0.54752561
1:25K map: SK9774
1:10K map: SK97SE
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

References cited

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Audit data

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

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