BM-6991B9: Roman coin: probable sestertius of Trajan

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COIN

Unique ID: BM-6991B9

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete copper-alloy Roman probable sestertius of Trajan (AD 98-117), dating to the period AD 98-117 (Reece period 5). Unclear reverse type depicting a female figure left holding unclear object in right hand, possibly Victory? Mint of Rome.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 98
Date to: Circa AD 117

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 9 g
Diameter: 28 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st August 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Probably
Ruler/issuer: Trajan
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 5 [96-117]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Female figure left holding unclear object in right hand, possibly Victory?
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse mint mark: []//[]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
To be known as: Shenstone

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Updated: 3 months ago

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