SOMDOR-5CABA1: Roman coin

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Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Sestertius of Faustina (AD 138-161).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 138
Date to: AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 15.06 g
Diameter: 31.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 16th September 2006

Personal details

Recorded by: Dr John Davey
Identified by: Dr John Davey

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

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: [FAVST]INA [DI]V[A]

Reverse description: not clearly visible
Reverse inscription: illegible

Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
To be known as: Toller Down

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Toller Metal Detecting Rally
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOMDOR
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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