NLM-397E80: Roman Coin: Sestertius of Postumus

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COIN

Unique ID: NLM-397E80

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

Copper alloy coin. Sestertius of Postumus (260-269), possibly RIC Vol. 5 part 2 no. 166, mint of Lyon issue of 260-261.

Obverse description; bust possibly laureate cuirassed right, bearded.

Obverse inscription: [--]POSTVMVS P.F AVG

Reverse description: two Victories facing each other, shield trophy over bound captives between them; exergual line, S C below it.

Reverse inscription: VICTOR[IAE AVG]

Diameter: 35.7mm, Weight: 20.83gms, die axis: 6

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 260
Date to: Exactly AD 261

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 20.83 g
Diameter: 35.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 5th June 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM39648

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Postumus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 13 [260-275]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: bust possibly laureate cuirassed right, bearded
Obverse inscription: [--]POSTVMVS P.F AVG Reverse description:

Reverse description: Two Victories facing each other, shield trophy over bound captives between them; exergual line, S C below it
Reverse inscription: VICTOR[IAE AVG]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : Vol. 5 part 2 no. 166

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Claxby

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
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: NLM
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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