SUR-BEE741: Roman coin: Denarius of the deified Faustina Senior

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Unique ID: SUR-BEE741

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A sestertius of the deified Faustina Senior dating to the period after AD 141. PIETAS AVG SC reverse depicting Pietas sacrificing over a candelabrum altar and holding a receptacle of incense. RIC III, p. 165, no. 1146a.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 19.57 g
Diameter: 35.23 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st April 2011 - Saturday 30th April 2011

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: B11-88

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]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bust facing right
Obverse inscription: DIVA AVGVSTA FAVSTINA

Reverse description: Pietas sacrificing over a candelabrum altar and holding a receptacle of incense
Reverse inscription: PIETAS AVG SC

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

Coin references

  • RIC : III p. 165, no. 1146a

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bracknell Forest (Unitary Authority)
District: Bracknell Forest (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Warfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU8772
Four figure Latitude: 51.440323
Four figure longitude: -0.749666
1:25K map: SU8772
1:10K map: SU87SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
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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Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 10 years ago

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