IOW-62D644: Roman Coin: Sestertius

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Unique ID: IOW-62D644

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete and corroded Roman copper-alloy sestertius of Faustina I (died AD 141), dating to the period c. AD 141-161 (Reece period 7). Unclear reverse type depicting an unclear standing figure. Mint of Rome.

Obverse: [DIVA] FA[VSTINA]; Draped bust right

Reverse: [ ]; Unclear standing figure

Diameter: 30.5mm. Weight: 15.87g.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 15.87 g
Diameter: 30.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 10th July 2016 - Sunday 10th July 2016

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2016-8-40

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 the Elder
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Draped bust right
Obverse inscription: [DIVA] FA[VSTINA];

Reverse description: Unclear standing figure
Reverse inscription: [ ]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
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: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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