WILT-90E573: Roman coin: Sestertius of Faustina II

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COIN

Unique ID: WILT-90E573

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy Roman sestertius probably of Faustina II dating to the period AD 147-175 (Reece Period 8), uncertain reverse type depicting a female figure standing left, holding a transverse sceptre. Mint of Rome.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 147
Date to: Exactly AD 175

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 20.92 g
Diameter: 30.2 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alastair Willis
Identified by: Mr Alastair Willis

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 4155

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: Probably
Reece period: Period 8 [161-180]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Female draped bust right, wearing a stephane.
Obverse inscription: [FAVS]TINA AVG[VSTA]

Reverse description: Female figure standing left holding transverse sceptre.
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
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: Test Valley (District)
To be known as: Broughton

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
General landuse: Woodland
Specific landuse: Deciduous native

References cited

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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