OXON-0DEDA7: Roman coin: Sestertius of Crispina

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COIN

Unique ID: OXON-0DEDA7

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper alloy Roman sestertius of Crispina (AD 180-183) under Commodus (AD 180-192), dating to the period AD 180-182 (Reece Period 9). SALVS reverse type depicting Salus seated left, feeding a snake coiled around altar from a patera in right hand, left arm resting on side of chair. Mint of Rome. RIC III, p. 442, no. 672.

Notes:

Images provided by the finder. Not seen in person by FLO. NB. The camera has produced a silver effect on the coin - this is not the case, it is brown in colour (from finder).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 180
Date to: Circa AD 182

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 15 g
Diameter: 30 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 8th January 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2019.274

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Crispina
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 9 [180-193]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Draped bust right
Obverse inscription: CRISPINA AVG IMP [CO]MMODI AVG

Reverse description: Salus seated left, feeding a snake coiled around altar from a patera in right hand, left arm resting on side of chair.
Reverse inscription: [SALVS S C]

Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: West Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Swerford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP3731
Four figure Latitude: 51.97624083
Four figure longitude: -1.46274717
1:25K map: SP3731
1:10K map: SP33SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Updated: 2 months ago

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