DENO-608719: Roman coin: sestertius of Commodus

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Unique ID: DENO-608719

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy sestertius of Commodus (AD 175-192), dating to AD 190 (Reece Period 9). LIB AVG P M TR P XV IMP VIII COS VI S C reverse type depicting Libertas standing left, holding pileus and rod. Mint of Rome. RIC III, p. 430, no. 562.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 190
Date to: Exactly AD 190

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 15.12 g
Diameter: 28.1 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Roumpini-Ioanna Charami
Identified by: Miss Roumpini-Ioanna Charami

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E8824

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: [M] COMMOD ANT P FELIX AVG B[RIT P P]

Reverse description: Libertas standing left, holding pileus and rod
Reverse inscription: [LIB AVG P M TR P XV IMP VIII COS VI] S C

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
RIC Identifier: RIC III Commodus 562
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Newark and Sherwood (District)
Parish or ward: Langford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK8356
Four figure Latitude: 53.09476293
Four figure longitude: -0.7619784
1:25K map: SK8356
1:10K map: SK85NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Updated: 3 months ago

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