SOM-5562E1: Roman coin: Sestertius of Lucilla

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Unique ID: SOM-5562E1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A corroded Roman copper-alloy sestertius probably of Lucilla under Marcus Aurelius dating to the period c. AD 164-169 (Reece period 8). Probable FECVNDITAS // S C reverse type depicting Fecunditas seated right feeding child on lap and flanked by children. Mint of Rome.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28.9 mm
Width: 27.2 mm
Thickness: 4.3 mm
Weight: 14.58 g
Diameter: 28.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st September 2013

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 22391

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
Reece period: Period 8 [161-180]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Female bust draped, facing right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Fecunditas seated right, flanked by children
Reverse inscription: [...]//S C

Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: Mid Devon (District)
To be known as: Cullompton CP

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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