PUBLIC-E3E014: A Sestertius of Lucilla AD 165-169

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-E3E014

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper alloy sestertius of the empress Lucilla dating to the period AD 164-169 (Reece Period 8). The obverse depicts a draped bust facing right and is inscribed [LVCILLAE] AVG A[NTONINI AVG F]. The reverse depicts Pietas standing left, holding a hand over an altar and box of perfume and is inscribed [PIETAS] S C. Mint of Rome. RIC 111, p 353, no 1756.

Notes:

Identified by Dr Sam Moorhead

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Donated to a museum

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 164
Date to: Exactly AD 169

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 24 g
Diameter: 30 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 11th April 2012

Personal details

Recorded by: Mr David Calow
Identified by: Mr David Calow
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: FLE 12 240

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Lucilla
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 8 [161-180]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: A draped bust facing right
Obverse inscription: [LVCILLAE] AVG A[NTONINI AVG F]

Reverse description: Pietas standing left holding a hand over an altar and a box of perfumes
Reverse inscription: [PIETAS] S C

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : III p. 353, no. 1756

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Surrey (County)
District: Guildford (District)
To be known as: Flexford

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector during controlled archaeological investigation
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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