IOW-BA222F: Roman Coin: Sestertius of Faustina II under Marcus Aurelius

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-BA222F

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete and worn Roman copper-alloy sestertius of Faustina II under Marcus Aurelius (AD 161-180), dating to the period AD 161-175 (Reece period 8). Mint of Rome. Unclear reverse type depicting a figure standing left.

Obverse [...]; Draped bust right

Reverse: [...]; Figure standing left

Diameter: 30.6mm. Weight: 20.56g. 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 161
Date to: Exactly AD 175

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 20.56 g
Diameter: 30.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 10th April 2015 - Friday 10th April 2015

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2015-1-161

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: Certain
Reece period: Period 8 [161-180]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Draped bust right
Obverse inscription: [...]

Reverse description: Figure standing left
Reverse inscription: [...]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
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
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

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

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