BM-52BA06: Roman Coin:  Denarius of Faustina II

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Unique ID: BM-52BA06

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver denarius of Faustina II dating to the period AD 161 to 180 (Reece period 8). Reverse type is obscured by corrosion but may represent Juno seated left. Mint of Rome.

The coin is bent and damaged, possibly deliberately.


SF 1517

Evidence of reuse: The coin is bent and damaged, possibly deliberately.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 161
Date to: Circa AD 180
Period of reuse: ROMAN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.94 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jason Lundock
Identified by: Dr Philippa Walton

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 II
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 8 [161-180]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: Head right
Obverse inscription: [...]

Reverse description: ?Juno seated left holding patera
Reverse inscription: [...]

Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Possibly

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Darlington (Unitary Authority)
District: Darlington (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Piercebridge

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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