WMID-79D411: Roman coin: Denarius of Faustina I (obverse, reverse)

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Unique ID: WMID-79D411

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A silver denarius of Faustina I (after her death in AD141). Mint of Rome. Obverse: DIVA FAVSTINA, bust right, draped. Reverse: AVGVSTA, Pietas standing left by altar raising right hand and holding box of perfumes, with lid raised. Coin reference: Mattingley and Siddenham, 1930, Roman Imperial Coinage, Volume III, p72, no 373.


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 141
Date to: AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.46 g
Diameter: 17.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 25th February 2007

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Duncan Slarke
Identified by: Mr Brian Pollard
Secondary identifier: Mr Duncan Slarke

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
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: Certain
Obverse description: Bust right, draped.
Obverse inscription: DIVA FAVSTINA

Reverse description: Pietas standing left by altar raising right hand and holding box of perfumes, with lid raised.
Reverse inscription: AVGVSTA

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

  • RIC : III 373

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
Parish or ward: Stratford-upon-Avon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP2254
Four figure Latitude: 52.183814
Four figure longitude: -1.679643
1:25K map: SP2254
1:10K map: SP25SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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