DUR-B18511: Sestersius of Faustina- DUR-B18511

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Unique ID: DUR-B18511

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy sestertius of Faustina II, dating to the period AD 161 to 175. CERES reverse. cf. BMC IV, p. 529, no. 895.

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Broad period: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 161
Date to: Circa AD 175

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 22.9 g
Diameter: 30 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Secondary identifier: Dr Philippa Walton

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 II
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 8 [161-180]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Draped bust right
Obverse inscription: FAVSTINA AVGV[STA]

Reverse description: Ceres, veiled, draped, seated left on chest, holding corn ears in extended right hand and short, transverse torch in left. SC in left and right fields
Reverse inscription: [CERES]

Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • BMC : IV p. 529, no. 895

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Ryedale (District)
Parish or ward: Heslerton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE9175
Four figure Latitude: 54.16275
Four figure longitude: -0.60779
1:25K map: SE9175
1:10K map: SE97NW
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DUR
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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