CORN-F1B692: sestertius of Antoninus Pius (obverse)

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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Unique ID: CORN-F1B692

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

Copper alloy sestertius of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161), Reece period 7, IMPERATOR II S / C // BRITAN reverse type depicting Britannia seated left on globe holding standard in right hand and resting left elbow on round shield. Mint of Rome.

Cf. BMC IV, p.264, pl.39, fig.10, no.1640 which is dated to AD 143-144

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 143
Date to: Exactly AD 144

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 15 g
Diameter: 29.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 25th August 2018 - Saturday 25th August 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Antoninus Pius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: laureate head facing right
Obverse inscription: missing

Reverse description: Britannia seated left on globe holding standard in right hand and resting left elbow on round shield
Reverse inscription: illegible and missing

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • BMC : IV, no.1640

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Illogan (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW6442
Four figure Latitude: 50.2307903
Four figure longitude: -5.31045616
1:25K map: SW6442
1:10K map: SW62SW
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

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

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Created: 2 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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