PUBLIC-F1CC81: SURREY F1CC81 - Roman coin: Denarius probably a contemporary copy of Faustina II under Antoninus Pius

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-F1CC81

Object type certainty: Certain
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A probable contemporary plated copy of a silver denarius of Faustina II under Antoninus Pius dated to the period 145-161 (Reece period 7). The obverse depicts a draped bust facing right and is inscribed FAVSTINA AVG PII AVG FIL. The reverse depicts Venus standing left holding an apple and a rudder and is inscribed VENVS. Mint of Rome. RIC III, p. 95, cf. no. 515.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Donated to a museum


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 145
Date to: Circa AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.64 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 11th October 2012

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: FLE 12 417

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Faustina II under Antoninus Pius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: A draped bust facing right
Obverse inscription: FAVSTINA AVG PII AVG FIL

Reverse description: Venus standing left holding an apple and a rudder
Reverse inscription: VENVS

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Contemporary copy (Plated copy)
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

  • RIC : III p. 95, no. 515

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

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Bushe-Fox, J.P. 1926 First Report on the Excavation of the Roman Fort at Richborough, Kent Oxford Society of Antiquaries of London 95 515

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