IOW-FEA187: Roman Coin: Sestertius (uncertain 1st-3rd century ruler)

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-FEA187

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A complete and worn Roman copper-alloy sestertius of uncertain 1st-3rd century AD ruler (c. AD 41-260). Unclear reverse type. Uncertain mint.

Obverse: Illegible; Unclear bust.

Reverse: Illegible; Unclear standing figure.

Diameter: 31.4mm. Weight: 15.66g. DA=12:6.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 41
Date to: Circa AD 260

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 15.66 g
Diameter: 31.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 17th February 2019 - Sunday 17th February 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-7-83

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Uncertain - 1st-mid 3rd century
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Unclear bust
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Unclear standing figure
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 29 days ago
Updated: 29 days ago

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