CORN-02F005: sestertius of Antoninus Pius (obverse)

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-02F005

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman copper alloy sestertius of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161), Reece period 7, PARTHIA S C // COS II reverse type depicting Parthia, wearing short tunic and cloak, standing left holding crown on right hand and resting left on quiver and bow set on ground, dating from AD 139.

Cf. BMC Vol IV, p.190, pl.27, fig.1, no.1191

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 139
Date to: Exactly AD 139

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 5 mm
Weight: 16.15 g
Diameter: 29 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 2nd April 2019 - Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke

Materials and construction

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

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: Laureate head of Antoninus facing right
Obverse inscription: missing

Reverse description: Parthia, wearing short tunic and cloak, standing left holding crown on right hand and resting left on quiver and bow set on ground
Reverse inscription: [PARTHIA] S / C // COS II

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • BMC : IV, no.1191

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: St. Just (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW3629
Four figure Latitude: 50.10228068
Four figure longitude: -5.69322541
1:25K map: SW3629
1:10K map: SW39NE
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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Audit data

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Created: 2 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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