LEIC-92BF64: Roman Coin: Denarius of Faustus Cornelius Sulla

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Unique ID: LEIC-92BF64

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman Republican silver denarius of Faustus Cornelius Sulla, Rome, 56 BC (Reece Period 1).
Obv. S.C; Bust of Venus right, laureate and wearing diadem, behind, sceptre
Rev. Monogram of FAVSTVS in exergue; Three trophies; on left jug; on right lituus.
RRC p. 449, no. 426/3
The coin has been pierced. This is from a scarce issue with 30 obverse and 33 reverse dies recorded.


The British Museum clarified its advice on modified coins in April 2017. Single precious metal coins from the Iron Age to AD 1180 which have been modified in any way, including by a single piercing, are now thought to fulfil the criteria for Treasure because they should be regarded as single precious metal objects. This item was recorded before the advice was clarified, otherwise it would have been reported as potential Treasure.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Evidence of reuse: pierced

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly 56 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 3.16 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Theresa Oswin
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Roman Republic)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Republic
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 1 [Pre AD 41]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bust of Venus right, laureate and wearing diadem, behind, sceptre

Reverse description: Monogram of FAVSTVS in exergue; Three trophies; on left jug; on right lituus.

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Republican moneyer: Cornelius Sulla, Faustus
RRC Identifier: RRC 426/3
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Charnwood (District)
Parish or ward: Burton on the Wolds (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK6121
Four figure Latitude: 52.7831411
Four figure longitude: -1.09703174
1:25K map: SK6121
1:10K map: SK62SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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