PUBLIC-64C134: Sestertius of Faustina II

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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-64C134

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper alloy sestertius of the empress Faustina II, under Marcus Aurelius, dating to the period AD 161-175 (Reece Periods 7-8) The obverse depicts a head or bust facing right. The reverse depicts an unclear standing figure. Mint of Rome.

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 161
Date to: Exactly AD 175

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 21 g
Diameter: 31 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 20th 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 12 316

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: [...] (AVGVSTA)

Reverse description: Unclear standing figure
Reverse inscription: [...]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

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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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
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Updated: About one year ago

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