WMID-A5EE95: The obverse of a struck/ hammered silver denarius of Faustina I, minted in Rome after AD 141.

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-A5EE95

Object type certainty: Certain
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A slightly incomplete struck/ hammered silver denarius of Faustina I, minted in Rome after her death in AD 141, with her being referred to a goddess or 'Diva' (diameter: 18.2mm; thickness: 2.1mm; weight: 3.01g). The coin is slightly worn but in a fair condition.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Post AD 141
Date to: Ante AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.1 mm
Weight: 3.01 g
Diameter: 18.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 5th January 2005

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Caroline Johnson
Identified by: Ms Caroline Johnson

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
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: A veiled bust, diademed to the left.
Obverse inscription: DIVA AVG [ ] FAVSTINA

Reverse description: A veiled Pietas standing left, dropping incense onto a candeldbrum and holding a box of perfumes.
Reverse inscription: PIETA[ ]

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Staffordshire Moorlands (District)
Parish or ward: Ilam (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK1351
Four figure Latitude: 53.056098
Four figure longitude: -1.807495
1:25K map: SK1351
1:10K map: SK15SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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