OXON-322A2D: Roman coin: Sestertius of Hadrian

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Unique ID: OXON-322A2D

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A corroded copper-alloy Roman sestertius, perhaps of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161) or even Hadrian (AD 117-138), possibly dating to the period c.AD 138-161 (Reece period 7). Reverse type depicting Roma seated left holding Victory and cornucopiae. Mint of Rome.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 138
Date to: Circa AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.8 mm
Weight: 12.5 g
Diameter: 27.8 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2019.310

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: Possibly
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Roma seated left holding Victory and cornucopiae
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse mint mark: -//-
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: 4 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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