KENT-BC093E: A heavily worn sestertius possibly Hadrian

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COIN

Unique ID: KENT-BC093E

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A heavily worn Roman sestertius of Hadrian (AD 117-138), dating to the period c.AD 128-134 (Reece period 6). [FELICITATI AVG COS III P P, S C ] reverse type depicting a Galley moving left with rowers and steersman. Mint of Rome. cf. RIC II no. 706.

Measurements: 31.8mm in diameter, 4.15mm thick and 20.88g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 128
Date to: Circa AD 134

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.15 mm
Weight: 20.88 g
Diameter: 31.8 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Hadrian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 6 [117-138]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Unclear laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Galley moving left with rowers and steersman
Reverse inscription: [FELICITATI AVG COS III P P, S C]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : II cf. no. 706

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Gravesham (District)
Parish or ward: Istead Rise (District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ6469
Four figure Latitude: 51.39633345
Four figure longitude: 0.3560234
1:25K map: TQ6469
1:10K map: TQ66NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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