NCL-BB4664: Roman Coin:  Denarius of Faustina I

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COIN

Unique ID: NCL-BB4664

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver denarius of Diva Faustina I dating to the period AD 141 to 161 (Reece period 7). AETERNITAS reverse type depicting Providentia standing left, veil blown out behind head, holding globe. Mint of Rome. RIC III p. 70, no. 351.

There are two triangular notches on the circumference of the coin, which may be deliberate, although it is also possible that they were caused during the striking process. They are at 7 o'clock and 12 o'clock on the obverse.

Notes:

SF 914

Evidence of reuse: There are two triangular notches on the circumference of the coin, which may be deliberate, although it is also possible that they were caused during the striking process. They are at 7 o'clock and 12 o'clock on the obverse.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 141
Date to: Exactly AD 161
Period of reuse: ROMAN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 2.7 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 1986 - Saturday 1st January 2000

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Philippa Walton
Identified by: Dr Philippa Walton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Faustina the Elder
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Obverse description: Draped empress with elaborately braided hair facing right.
Obverse inscription: DIVA AV[GVSTA FAV]STINA

Reverse description: Aeternitas, Providentia or Urania facing left, holding globe in outstetched palm and veil blowing out around head.
Reverse inscription: AETERNITAS

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Darlington (Unitary Authority)
District: Darlington (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Piercebridge (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ2115
Four figure Latitude: 54.529849
Four figure longitude: -1.677018
1:25K map: NZ2115
1:10K map: NZ21NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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Recording Institution: NCL
Created: 13 years ago
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