BH-D7FBC1: Roman coin: Sestertius of Faustina I

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Unique ID: BH-D7FBC1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy Sestertius of Faustina I. Posthumous issue, AD 141-161. The coin surfaces are heavily worn and corroded. It measures 32.5mm diameter by 4.4mm thick and weighs 26.27g.

Class: Sestertius

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: with finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 141
Date to: AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.4 mm
Weight: 26.27 g
Diameter: 32.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 10th August 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr David Thorold

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 05/188 - 1

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]
Obverse description: Draped bust right.
Obverse inscription: [DIVA FAVSTINA]

Reverse description: Eternity seated left, holding [phoenix and sceptre].
Reverse inscription: [AETERNITAS S C]

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
To be known as: Baldock

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: with finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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