CORN-6A5543: sestertius of Antoninus Pius (obverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-6A5543

Object type certainty: Certain
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A sestertius of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161), Reece Period 7, dating from c.AD 145-161, TEMPLVM DIV AVG REST S / C // COS IIII reverse type depicting temple with eight columns and podium of steps and two figures in a central recess seated side by side, uncertain figures in the pediment and standing figures in the centre and on angles on the roof . Mint of Rome.

Cf. BMC IV, p.277, pl.41, fig.9 (reverse only), no.1718

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 145
Date to: Exactly AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.8 mm
Weight: 15.85 g
Diameter: 32.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st February 2019 - Friday 1st February 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Alan Burchell
Identified by: Mr Alan Burchell
Secondary identifier: Ms Anna Tyacke

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Antoninus Pius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: laureate head facing right
Obverse inscription: [ANTONINVS] AVG PIVS P P

Reverse description: temple with eight columns and podium of steps and two figures in a central recess seated side by side, uncertain figures in the pediment and standing figures in the centre and on angles on the roof
Reverse inscription: [TEM]PLVM [DIV AVG] REST S / C // COS IIII

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • BMC : IV, no.1718

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Cubert (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW7857
Four figure Latitude: 50.37091383
Four figure longitude: -5.12328875
1:25K map: SW7857
1:10K map: SW77SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Disturbed

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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