SWYOR-6BACAC: Roman coin; sestertius of Faustina II or Lucilla

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COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-6BACAC

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Copper alloy Roman coin; a sestertius of Faustina II or Lucilla, minted at Rome. Standing figure left holding possible cornucopia on the reverse but further details illegible, The coin dates from AD145-75. The coin is 30.2mm diameter, 3.7mm thick, and 15.21g. It has a green patina and is a little pitted.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 145
Date to: Circa AD 175

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.7 mm
Weight: 15.21 g
Diameter: 30.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st May 2013 - Thursday 13th November 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2427

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: Bust with hair in bun, facing right
Obverse inscription: illegible

Reverse description: Standing figure left (holding cornucopia)
Reverse inscription: illegible

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: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
District: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Woolley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE3113
Four figure Latitude: 53.61263951
Four figure longitude: -1.53290055
1:25K map: SE3113
1:10K map: SE31SW
WOEID: 28155911
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: Monday 26th January 2015
Updated: Monday 2nd February 2015

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