SUR-237352: Roman coin: Dupondius probably of Faustina II under Marcus Aurelius

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Unique ID: SUR-237352

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A copper-alloy Roman as or dupondius probably of Faustina II under Antoninus Pius, dating to the period AD 145-161 (Reece period 7). Reverse type possible Venus standing left holding ?apple and leaning on column, S C in the field. Mint of Rome. Not in RIC. The figure of Venus has a similar stance to Spes on the reverse of a coin of Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, struck AD 153-4 (BMC pl. 47, no. 16; RIC III, p. 184, no. 1320). This would suggest that the Faustina piece was struck around the same time and might be another 'Coin of British Association', issued for use in Britain.


Possible Coin of British Association: Faustina Venus

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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: 12.68 g
Diameter: 27.88 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Margaret Broomfield
Identified by: Mrs Margaret Broomfield
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 14-545

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Dupondius or as
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: Draped bust right
Obverse inscription: [...]NA[...]

Reverse description: Standing female figure left, possibly Venus holding apple? and leaning on column, S C in the field
Reverse inscription: [...] S C

Reverse mint mark: -//-
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)
Parish or ward: Shere (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ0747
Four figure Latitude: 51.21219009
Four figure longitude: -0.46951302
1:25K map: TQ0747
1:10K map: TQ04NE
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: Cultivated land

References cited

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