PUBLIC-5EFDC0: copper alloy Sestertius of Antoninus Pius

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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-5EFDC0

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman sestertius of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161), dating to the period c.AD 145-161 (Reece period 7). Reverse type depicting Antoninus Pius veiled(?) and draped, standing left, sacrificing over an altar, left hand at side (holding roll?). Mint of Rome. cf. RIC III, no. 792 passim for the reverse type.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.77 mm
Weight: 18.3 g
Diameter: 29.65 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 17th March 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alan CHARMAN
Identified by: Mr Alan CHARMAN
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: Antoninus Pius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Unclear laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Antoninus Pius veiled(?) and draped, standing left, sacrificing over an altar, left hand at side (holding roll?)
Reverse inscription: [...]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : III cf. no. 792 passim

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Ashford (District)
Parish or ward: Tenterden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ8730
Four figure Latitude: 51.03892387
Four figure longitude: 0.66595086
1:25K map: TQ8730
1:10K map: TQ83SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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