LVPL-08AD55: Roman coin: Sestertius of Julia Mamaea

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COIN

Unique ID: LVPL-08AD55

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A worn copper-alloy Roman sestertius of Julia Mamaea (AD 221-235), dating to the period AD 232 (Reece period 11). FECVNDITAS AVG[VSTAE, [S] C reverse type depicting Fecunditas standing front, head left, stretching right hand out to standing figure right, holding cornucopiae in left hand. Mint of Rome. As BMC p. 204, nos. 921-922; RIC IV.2, p. 124, no. 668.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 232
Date to: Circa AD 232

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 16.5 g
Diameter: 30 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st August 2017 - Saturday 21st October 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Probably
Ruler/issuer: Julia Mamaea
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 11 [222-238]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Diademed bust right wearing stephane
Obverse inscription: [IVLIA] MAMAEA-AVGVSTA

Reverse description: Fecunditas standing front, head left, stretching right hand out to standing figure right, holding cornucopiae in left hand
Reverse inscription: FECVNDITAS AVG[VSTAE, [S] C

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • BMC : p. 204, nos. 921-922
  • RIC : IV.2 p. 124, no. 668.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warrington (Unitary Authority)
District: Warrington (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Grappenhall and Thelwall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ6386
Four figure Latitude: 53.36955945
Four figure longitude: -2.55754022
1:25K map: SJ6386
1:10K map: SJ68NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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