IOW-D66CA2: Roman Coin: Sestertius of Faustina the Elder.

Rights Holder: Frank Basford
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Unique ID: IOW-D66CA2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Sestertius of Faustina the elder. AD 141.


One of a hoard of six coins found together.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 17.43 g
Diameter: 32 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 16th November 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Dr Malcolm Lyne

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2005-204-1

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: Bust undraped right
Obverse inscription: [DIVAFAVSTINA]

Reverse description: Draped figure standing left holding Cornucopiae and ? S C in field
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Coastland
Specific landuse: Inter-tidal

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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