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Unique ID: NARC755

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A commemorative denarius of Faustina Senior wife of Antoninus Pius, struck after her death in AD 141, the reverse shows Ceres standing holding a sceptre and corn-ears.


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.05 mm
Weight: 2.68 g
Diameter: 17.68 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st June 2000 - Friday 1st September 2000

Personal details

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Ruler/issuer: Faustina the Elder
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Obverse description: draped bust r
Obverse inscription: Diva Faustina

Reverse description: Ceres stg with sceptre and corn ears
Reverse inscription: Aug---

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Daventry (District)

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 18 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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