PAS-4C05B7: Roman coin: Sestertius of Faustina II

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Unique ID: PAS-4C05B7

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman copper-alloy sestertius of uncertain Antonine empress, probably Faustina II (147-175) or Lucilla (164-169), dating to c. AD 147-175 (Reece period 8). Unclear reverse type probably depicting a standing figure. Mint unclear.

Highly corroded, the coin measures 30.4mm in diameter and weighs 23.48g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 147
Date to: Circa AD 175

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30.4 mm
Width: 29.8 mm
Thickness: 5.1 mm
Weight: 23.48 g
Diameter: 30.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 2nd April 2015 - Thursday 2nd April 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Tour find MS17

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: Possibly
Reece period: Period 8 [161-180]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Female bust facing right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Standing figure (probably)
Reverse inscription: Illegible

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: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Cherwell (District)
Parish or ward: Middle Aston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP4826
Four figure Latitude: 51.93045132
Four figure longitude: -1.30331237
1:25K map: SP4826
1:10K map: SP42NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Weekend Wanderers England Detecting Tours March 2015
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Updated: 3 years ago

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