NLM-4E454B: Roman Coin: As or Sestertius of Gordian I

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COIN

Unique ID: NLM-4E454B

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy coin. As or sestertius of Gordian I (AD 238), mint of Rome. Not listed in RIC. Reece period 11.

Obverse description: Bust laureate draped and probably cuirassed right.

Obverse inscription: IMP GORDIANVS [---]N AVG

Reverse description: Sol standing left, right arm raised, left hand holding globe. S C in field.

Reverse inscription: [-----]NTATI AVG

Diameter: 24.3mm, Weight: 10.80gms, die axis: 6

Notes:

Consecratio Divo Rogeri?

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Potential for inclusion in Britannia

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 238
Date to: Exactly AD 238

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 10.8 g
Diameter: 24.3 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: NLM39672

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Gordian I
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 11 [222-238]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: As or sestertius of Gordian I (AD 238), mint of Rome. Not listed in RIC. Reece period 11. Obverse description: Bust laureate draped and probably cuirassed right. Appears similar to a bust of Maximinus
Obverse inscription: IMP GORDIANVS [---]N AVG

Reverse description: Sol standing left, right arm raised, left hand holding globe.
Reverse inscription: [-----]NTATI AVG

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Reverse mint mark: S C in field.
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

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