OXON-2872A6: Roman coin: Sestertius of Maximinus I

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Unique ID: OXON-2872A6

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A complete copper alloy Roman sestertius of Maximinus I (Thrax) dating to the period AD 236-238. FIDES MILITVM reverse type depicting Fides standing left, holding two standards. Mint of Rome. RIC IV 78.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 236
Date to: Circa AD 238

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.3 mm
Weight: 21.8 g
Diameter: 31.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 12th August 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2019.278

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Maximinus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 11 [222-238]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM

Reverse description: Fides standing left, holding two standards.
Reverse inscription: FIDES MILITVM S C

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very 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: South Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Cuddesdon and Denton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP5904
Four figure Latitude: 51.73161733
Four figure longitude: -1.14709278
1:25K map: SP5904
1:10K map: SP50SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: OXON
Created: 2 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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