HESH-68FF91: Sestertius of Trajan

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Unique ID: HESH-68FF91

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy sestertius of Trajan minted between January 112 and Autumn 114 AD, ARAB ADQVIS (in exergue) S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI (around edge of coin) S C (in field). RIC II 614

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 112
Date to: AD 114

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.4 mm
Weight: 28.56 g
Diameter: 34.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 20th April 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SMR record 549 - Scheduled Monument Number HE: 28 - Bravonium Roman Town and Fort, Leintwardine

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Trajan
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 5 [96-117]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Laureate bust, with drapery over left shoulder, facing right

Reverse description: Arabia standing left, holding branch and ?incense sticks; to left, a camel.
Reverse inscription: ARAB ADQVIS (in exergue) S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI (around edge of coin) S C (in field)

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

  • RIC : II p. 287, no. 614

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Leintwardine

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Gardening
Discovery circumstances: Found in the top soil whilst gardening. The garden and surrounding land is scheduled due to the presence of a small Roman fort and Mansio
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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