HAMP-B11193: Roman coin: Sestertius of Faustina II (probably)

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COIN

Unique ID: HAMP-B11193

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy sestertius of Faustina II, struck under Antoninus Pius and dating to the period AD 147 to 161 (Reece period 7). SC reverse depicting Diana standing left with arrow and resting on bow. Mint of Rome. RIC III, p. 192, no. 1383.

The condition of this coin suggests waterlogged findspot conditions or cleaning post discovery.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 147
Date to: Circa AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28.2 mm
Width: 26.9 mm
Thickness: 3.75 mm
Weight: 13.9 g
Diameter: 28.2 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Dr Philippa Walton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E3489

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 under Antoninus Pius
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bust facing right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Diana standing left, holding arrow in right hand and leaning on bow with left
Reverse inscription: S C

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
To be known as: Curdridge

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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