DEV-5F517C: Roman coin: copper alloy sestertius of Commodus

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Unique ID: DEV-5F517C

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman copper alloy sestertius of Commodus (AD 175-192), dating to AD 187-188. FOR RED P M TR P XIII IMP VIII COS V PP SC reverse type, depicting fortuna, seated left, holding a rudder on a globe and cornucopiae. RIC III, p. 425, no. 513.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 187
Date to: Exactly AD 188

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 21.84 g
Diameter: 32.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 9th February 2018 - Friday 9th February 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 017643

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Commodus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 9 [180-193]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: laureated bust right
Obverse inscription: [...]ODVS AN[...] FELIX AVG B[...]

Reverse description: Fortuna seated left with rudder on globe and cornucopia
Reverse inscription: FOR RED [...] SC

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

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: East Devon (District)
Parish or ward: Exmouth (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SY0280
Four figure Latitude: 50.6114542
Four figure longitude: -3.38642663
1:25K map: SY0280
1:10K map: SY00NW
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: DEV
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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