WMID-04938D: Roman coin: Sestertius of Julia Mamaea

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Unique ID: WMID-04938D

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete sestertius of Julia Mamaea (AD 222 to AD 235), dating to the period AD 224 (Reece Period 11). VENERI FELICI SC Reverse type depicting Venus standing, holding sceptre and cupid. Mint of Rome. C.f. BMC VI, p. 132, no 190.

Diameter: 27.0 mm
Thickness: 3.9 mm
Weight: 7.9 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 224
Date to: Circa AD 224

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.9 mm
Weight: 7.9 g
Diameter: 27 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Julia Mamaea
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 11 [222-238]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: Diademed bust and draped right
Obverse inscription: (IVLIA MAMAEA) [AVGVSTA]

Reverse description: Venus standing, holding sceptre and cupid
Reverse inscription: [VENERI FELI]CI S C

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

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Solihull (Metropolitan District)
District: Solihull (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Berkswell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP2179
Four figure Latitude: 52.40860549
Four figure longitude: -1.6927189
1:25K map: SP2179
1:10K map: SP27NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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