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Unique ID: IOW-ED90B1
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published
Notes:Fausta was the second wife of Constantine I. She grew jealous of his son Crispus (Caesar from 317-26) who was from Constantine's earlier marriage to Minervina. Fausta framed Crispus, who was executed. When Constantine learnt the truth, he had Fausta put to death; she was thrown into a bath of boiling water.
This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Weight: 1.73 g
Diameter: 18 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 2nd March 2008
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Other reference: IOW2008-1-109
Denomination: Solidus (fraction)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Obverse description: Bust right
Obverse inscription: (FLAV MAX FAVSTA AVG)
Reverse description: Salus standing, holding two children in her arms
Reverse inscription: [SALVS or SPES REI PVBLICAE]
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
No references cited so far.