PUBLIC-49DEA4: A Sestertius of Lucilla AD 165-180

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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-49DEA4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper allloy sestertius of the empress Lucilla struck under Marcus Aurelius dating to the period AD 164-69 (Reece Period 8). The obverse depicts a bust facing right and is inscribed [...]VCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG. The reverse depicts depicts Vesta standing left by an altar holding a simplum and a palladium and is inscribed V[ESTA] S C. Mint of Rome. RIC III p 355, no 1779.

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: 17 g
Diameter: 30 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 12th 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 12 256

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 bust facing right
Obverse inscription: [...]VCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG

Reverse description: Vesta standing left by an altar holding a simpulum and a palladum
Reverse inscription: V[ESTA] 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. 355, no. 1779

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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: Tuesday 29th May 2012
Updated: Wednesday 5th April 2017

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