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Unique ID: WILT-200E0E

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman copper alloy sestertius of Commodus dating to AD 186-187 (Reece period 9). VIRTVTI AVG P M TR P XII IMP VIII COS V P P S C reverse type, depicting Virtus, helmeted, in military attire, standing left, holding Victory in extended right hand and leaning on shield; spear rests against left arm. Mint of Rome. RIC III Commodus 505.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 186
Date to: Exactly AD 187

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 19.65 g
Diameter: 28.91 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Alyson Tanner
Identified by: Mrs Alyson Tanner

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5498

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Commodus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 9 [180-193]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate bust facing right.
Obverse inscription: [M COMMODVS] ANT P FE[LIX AVG BRIT]

Reverse description: Virtus standing left holding Victory with left hand on a shield and a spear against her left side.
Reverse inscription: VIR[TVTI AVG P M T]R P XII IMP VIII COS V P P S C

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: S/C//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Amesbury (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU1441
Four figure Latitude: 51.16807482
Four figure longitude: -1.80114499
1:25K map: SU1441
1:10K map: SU14SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 2 months ago
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