ESS-74D8A8: Sestertius of Faustina, obverse

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Unique ID: ESS-74D8A8

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman copper alloy Sestertius of Faustina I, wife of Antoninus Pius (posthumously issued). BMC volume IV, 1512.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 16.68 g
Diameter: 30.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 2004

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Caroline McDonald
Identified by: Caroline McDonald

Other reference numbers

Other reference: id 3650

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

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
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Draped bust of Faustina facing right
Obverse inscription: DIVA FAVS[TINA]

Reverse description: Ceres in wreath of corn ears, draped, standing left. She holds two corn ears downwards in right hand and a vertical torch in her left hand, slightly inclined to the right.
Reverse inscription: AVG[VSTA], S C (in field)

Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Chelmsford (District)
To be known as: Broomfield

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Updated: 7 years ago

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