PUBLIC-D37F47: Contemporary copy of denarius of Faustina I dating to AD 141-161

Rights Holder: David Calow
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Unique ID: PUBLIC-D37F47

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver plated copper alloy contemporary copy of a denarius of the Faustina I (died AD 141), dating to the period AD 141-161 (Reece Period 7). Possibly AETERNITAS reverse type depicting an unclear figure facing left. Prototype Mint of Rome.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Donated to a museum


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 141
Date to: Exactly AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.56 g
Diameter: 15 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 17th May 2014

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: FLE 14 815

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Faustina the Elder
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Obverse description: A draped bust facing right
Obverse inscription: [...]

Reverse description: An unclear figure facing left
Reverse inscription: Possibly [AETERNITA]S

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Contemporary copy (Plated copy)
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)
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: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Undisturbed grassland

References cited

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