SUR-DFF699: Roman coin: Sestertius

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COIN

Unique ID: SUR-DFF699

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A worn copper-alloy Roman sestertius of Faustina II (AD 147-175) struck under Antoninus Pius, dating to the period c.AD 147-152 (Reece period 7). [LAETITIAE PVBLI]CAE reverse type depicting Laetitia draped standing front, head left, holding wreath in right hand and sceptre in left. Mint of Rome. As BMC no. 2140; RIC III, p. 192, no. 1378c.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 147
Date to: Circa AD 152

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 19.33 g
Diameter: 30.33 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 3rd June 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr David W Williams
Identified by: Mr David W Williams
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 17-1058

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 under Antoninus Pius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Draped bust right wearing stephane
Obverse inscription: [...]-PII AVG [...]

Reverse description: Laetitia draped standing front, head left, holding wreath in right hand and sceptre in left
Reverse inscription: [LAETITIAE PVBLI]CAE, S C

Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Surrey (County)
District: Guildford (District)
Parish or ward: Worplesdon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU9551
Four figure Latitude: 51.25026749
Four figure longitude: -0.64019694
1:25K map: SU9551
1:10K map: SU95SE
Grid reference source: GPS (From FLO)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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