HAMP-9A7F31: Roman coin : sestertius of uncertain emperor

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Unique ID: HAMP-9A7F31

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman sestertius of unclear Emperor, possibly Antonine in date, c.AD138-192. Reverse type depicting a Standing female figure left, possibly Salus feeding a snake rising from altar and holding sceptre(?). Probably mint of Rome.


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Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 138
Date to: Circa AD 192

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 16 g
Diameter: 29 mm

Personal details

Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds
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: Antonine (uncertain)
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Obverse description: Unclear laureate(?) bust right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Salus feeding a snake rising from altar and holding sceptre(?)
Reverse inscription: [...], [S] C

Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Test Valley (District)
Parish or ward: Romsey (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3622
Four figure Latitude: 50.99627432
Four figure longitude: -1.48838604
1:25K map: SU3622
1:10K map: SU32SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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