WAW-B180D5: Roman coin: sesterius of Lucius Verus (Obverse and reverse).

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Unique ID: WAW-B180D5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman sestertius of Lucius Verus (AD 161-169), probably dating to the period c.AD 168-169 (Reece Period 8). Probably FORT RED (in ex.) TR POT VIIII IMP V COS III, S C reverse type depicting Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopiae. Mint of Rome. cf. RIC III, p. 331, no. 1483.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 168
Date to: Circa AD 169

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 18.61 g
Diameter: 30.42 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st August 2018 - Monday 5th November 2018

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Lucius Verus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 8 [161-180]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: [L VE]RVS A[VG ARM PARTH MAX]

Reverse description: Fortuna, draped, seated left on low seat, holding rudder set on globe in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand.
Reverse inscription: FORT RED (in ex.), [TR POT VIIII IMP V COS III], S C

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : III p. 331, no. 1483

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Solihull (Metropolitan District)
District: Solihull (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Barston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP1878
Four figure Latitude: 52.3997218
Four figure longitude: -1.73687278
1:25K map: SP1878
1:10K map: SP17NE
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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Created: 3 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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