IOW-383B99: Roman Coin: Sestertius of Faustina I

Rights Holder: The Portable Antiquities Scheme
CC License:


Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).

COIN

Unique ID: IOW-383B99

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete and worn Roman copper-alloy sestertius of Faustina I (died AD 141), dating to the period AD 141-161 (Reece period 7). Mint of Rome.

Obverse: [DIVA FAVSTINA]; Draped bust right

Reverse: [CONSECRATIO]; Vesta standing left sacrificing at altar and holding vertical torch

RIC III, p. 164, cf. no. 1130

Diameter: 30.8mm. Weight: 13.73g. DA=12:12.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 13.73 g
Diameter: 30.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 31st August 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2014-1-235

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 the Elder
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: Draped bust right
Obverse inscription: [DIVA FAVSTINA]

Reverse description: Vesta standing left sacrificing at altar and holding vertical torch
Reverse inscription: [CONSECRATIO]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: IOW-18EC54
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
A worn Roman copper-alloy sestertius of Diva Faustina I dating to the period AD 141 to 161 (Reece period 7). CONSECRATIO reverse type depicti…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: IOW-68ADA8
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
A complete Roman copper-alloy dupondius or as of Diva Faustina (from AD 141), dating to the period AD 141-161 (Reece period 7). Mint of Rome.…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: IOW-40EB3A
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
An incomplete Roman silver denarius, probably of Diva Favstina I, dating to the period AD 141-161 (Reece period 7). Reverse type depicting Ve…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.