SOM-DB0106: Roman coin: sestertius possibly of Trajan

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Unique ID: SOM-DB0106

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A Roman very worn copper alloy sestertius possibly of Trajan, dating to the period AD 97-111 (Reece Period 5). Uncertain reverse type depicting a figure standing. Mint of Rome.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 97
Date to: Exactly AD 111

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.8 mm
Weight: 20.08 g
Diameter: 32.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 7th March 2019 - Friday 7th June 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Edward Caswell
Identified by: Mr Edward Caswell

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC Receipt 018165

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: Possibly
Reece period: Period 5 [96-117]
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Possibly a female standing figure
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Reverse mint mark: Illegible
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Mendip (District)
To be known as: Wanstrow CP

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
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: 3 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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