OXON-2EAC9D: Roman coin: Sestertius of Trajan

Rights Holder: Oxfordshire County Council
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Unique ID: OXON-2EAC9D

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn and corroded Roman copper-alloy sestertius probably of Trajan, dating to the period AD 98-117 (Reece Period 5). Mint of Rome. The reverse is too worn for identification.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 98
Date to: Circa AD 117

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.9 mm
Weight: 12.3 g
Diameter: 29 mm

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2019.306

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

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

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: Cherwell (District)
Parish or ward: Mixbury (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP6031
Four figure Latitude: 51.97423826
Four figure longitude: -1.12793684
1:25K map: SP6031
1:10K map: SP63SW
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

References cited

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Recording Institution: OXON
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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