ASHM-B1D41D: Roman coin; denarius of Faustina the Elder

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COIN

Unique ID: ASHM-B1D41D

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver Roman denarius of Diva Faustina (AD 138-141), dating to the period AD 141-161 (Reece Period 7). AVGV-STA, reverse type depicting Ceres standing right holding sceptre and corn ears. Mint of Rome. RIC III, p. 71, no. 358.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Undergoing further examination at a museum

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.6 mm
Weight: 3.2 g
Diameter: 17.8 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: ASHMBD003

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Faustina the Elder
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Draped bust right
Obverse inscription: DIVA FAV-STINA

Reverse description: Ceres, veiled standing right, holding sceptre and corn ears.
Reverse inscription: AVGV-STA

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : III p. 71, no. 358

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
To be known as: Childrey

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
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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Recording Institution: ASHM
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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