ESS-11F60D: Roman coin: Sestertius of unknown issuer

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Unique ID: ESS-11F60D

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn copper-alloy as probably dating between AD 138-61. Possibly Antoninus Pius or Marcus Aurelius.

Obverse shows bare-headed bust right. Inscription is illegible apart from AVCCC.

The reverse is very worn. There is a faint outline of SC.

The coin is 26.4mm in diameter and 3.2mm thick. It weighs 9.19g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 138
Date to: Circa AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 9.19 g
Diameter: 26.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 2nd September 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Colin Rose
Identified by: Mr Colin Rose

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: As
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Antonine (uncertain)
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Obverse description: Bare-headed bust right.
Obverse inscription: [..............] AVCCC

Reverse description: 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: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
Parish or ward: Ufford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM2852
Four figure Latitude: 52.11927029
Four figure longitude: 1.32897193
1:25K map: TM2852
1:10K map: TM25SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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