NARC-3EBAFA: NARC-3EBAFA : Denarius : Diva Faustina

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COIN

Unique ID: NARC-3EBAFA

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete silver Denarius struck for the deified Faustina I, dating to period AD 139-141. Reece period 7. Reverse type AETERNITAS, depicting Providentia standing left, holding globe and with veil blowing around head. Mint of Rome.


RIC vol. III, p. 70, no. 351.


The coin is missing small portions of its outer flan.


Diameter: 17.64mm, Thickness: 2.54mm, Weight: 2.6g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 139
Date to: Circa AD 141

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.54 mm
Weight: 2.6 g
Diameter: 17.64 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: Miss Ellie Cox

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: Draped bust right
Obverse inscription: DIVA [FAVS]TINA

Reverse description: Providentia standing left and holding globe, veil blowing around head
Reverse inscription: AET[ERNIT]AS

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: South Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Towcester (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP6748
Four figure Latitude: 52.12625821
Four figure longitude: -1.02271927
1:25K map: SP6748
1:10K map: SP64NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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

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Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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