CORN-3E4D65: Roman coin: sestertius of Faustina I (obverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-3E4D65

Object type certainty: Certain
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Brass sestertius of Faustina I (AD 138-161), IVNONI REGINAE, Rome, AD 139-141, BMC IV, 1116

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 139
Date to: AD 141

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 12.95 g
Diameter: 29.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 29th May 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

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

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: Probably
Obverse description: bust of Faustina I facing right with hair elaborately waved and coiled with bands across head and drawn up at back and piled in round coil at top
Obverse inscription: [FAVSTINA AVG ANTONINI AVG PII PP]

Reverse description: Juno draped standing left holding patera in extended right hand and vertical sceptre in left hand
Reverse inscription: [IVNONI REGINAE / S C left and right in field]

Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • BMC : IV (i), No.1116

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Ludgvan (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW5032
Four figure Latitude: 50.13527
Four figure longitude: -5.499807
1:25K map: SW5032
1:10K map: SW52NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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