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

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Unique ID: WAW-B180D5

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman coin: copper-alloy Roman sestertius of Lucius Verus (161-169), dating to AD 161-163 (Reece Period 8). Reverse depicts Fortuna, draped, seated left on low seat, holding rudder set on globe in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand. Minted in Rome. RIC Vol. III, p. 318 No. 1318 or p. 320 No. 1346.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 161
Date to: Exactly AD 163

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

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

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
Reece period: Period 8 [161-180]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: Bust facing right, laureate, with a straggly beard.
Obverse inscription: [IMP CAES] L AV[REL VERVS AVG]

Reverse description: Fortuna, draped, seated left on low seat, holding rudder set on globe in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand. FORT RED in exergue.
Reverse inscription: [TR POT II COS II S] C FORT RE[D]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

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 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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