BH-045A03: Roman coin: sestertius of Trajan

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Unique ID: BH-045A03

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete, very worn, copper-alloy sestertius of Trajan ( AD 98-117) dating AD 103-111 (Reece Period 5). Probably a [S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI] reverse depicting Trajan on horseback galloping right and spearing a Dacian who is being trampled by his horses hooves. Mint of Rome. As RIC II, p. 282, no. 534.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 103
Date to: Circa AD 111

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.62 mm
Weight: 16.29 g
Diameter: 32.35 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st December 2018 - Sunday 3rd February 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Matthew Fittock
Identified by: Mr Matthew Fittock

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Trajan
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 5 [96-117]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: [...]

Reverse description: Trajan on horseback galloping right and spearing a Dacian who is being trampled by his horses hooves
Reverse inscription: [S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI]

Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Wycombe (District)
Parish or ward: Bledlow-cum-Saunderton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU7998
Four figure Latitude: 51.67522361
Four figure longitude: -0.85890853
1:25K map: SU7998
1:10K map: SU79NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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