CORN-DC7103: Roman coin: dupondius of Faustina II (obverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-DC7103

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A dupondius or as of Faustina II, struck under Antoninus Pius and dating to the period AD 147 to 161 (Reece period 7). VENVS SC reverse depicting Venus standing left holding apple and leaning on a pillar. Rome mint. This is a new variant, a coin of British Association and is described in full in BNJ 2011 Coin register 28-31.

Notes:

Coin of British Association: Faustina Venus

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: ROYAL CORNWALL MUSEUM
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2006T3

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 147
Date to: AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.4 mm
Weight: 7.53 g
Diameter: 23.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 14th September 2005

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Secondary identifier: Dr Philippa Walton

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2006T3
Museum accession number: TRURI 2008.44.2

Materials and construction

Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Dupondius or as
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Faustina II under Antoninus Pius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: draped bust facing right with hair tied up in a bun
Obverse inscription: [...]

Reverse description: Venus standing left holding apple and leaning on column
Reverse inscription: [VENVS] SC

Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Padstow

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: ROYAL CORNWALL MUSEUM
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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