CAM-DA26B4: Roman Coin : Copper-alloy Sestertius

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COIN

Unique ID: CAM-DA26B4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman sestertius of Commodus (AD 180-192), probably dating to the period c.AD 186-187 (Reece period 9). Probably [VIRTVTI AVG P M TR P XII IMP VIII COS V P P, S C] reverse type depicting Virtus standing left holding Victory(?) and leaning on shield(?), spear on left arm? Mint of Rome. Cf. RIC III, p. 424, no. 505.

Die axis is 6 o'clock.

Notes:

no.1

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 186
Date to: Circa AD 187

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.2 mm
Weight: 21.89 g
Diameter: 29.9 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Helen Fowler
Identified by: Ms Helen Fowler
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

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: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: [...]MODV-[...]

Reverse description: Virtus standing left holding Victory(?) and leaning on shield(?), spear on left arm?
Reverse inscription: [VIRTVTI AVG P M TR P XII IMP VIII COS V P P, S C]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
RIC Identifier: RIC III Commodus 505
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : III cf. p. 424, no. 505

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: East Cambridgeshire (District)
To be known as: East Cambridgeshire District Area

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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