NMGW-8AE557: Diva Faustina I sestertius, c. 141 AD.

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COIN

Unique ID: NMGW-8AE557

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman Diva Faustina sestertius struck in Rome. Faustina, the wife of Antoninus Pius, died in 140 AD and was deified in 141 AD, so this coin dates to 141 AD at the earliest. It is inscribed AVGVSTA on the reverse and depicts Ceres standing facing left holding two torches. The coin is worn and weighs 18.62g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 141

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 18.62 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st April 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ruth Battye
Identified by: Mr Edward Besly

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMGWPA 2005.96.5

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Faustina the Elder
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Reverse description: Ceres standing facing left holding two torches.
Reverse inscription: AVGVSTA

Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: the Vale of Glamorgan (Unitary Authority)
District: the Vale of Glamorgan (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Llandow (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SS9874
Four figure Latitude: 51.45576
Four figure longitude: -3.469433
1:25K map: SS9874
1:10K map: SS97SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Bruun, P.M. 1966 The Roman Imperial Coinage: Vol 7. Constantine and Licinius AD 313-337 London Spink and Son Ltd 1120

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMGW
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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