WMID-71B7D3: Roman coin: Sestertius probably of Faustina I

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-71B7D3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete and worn copper-alloy Roman sestertius of Diva Faustina I (AD 138-161), dating to the period AD 141-161 (Reece period 7). [AVGVSTA, S C] reverse type depicting Pietas standing left raising right hand over lighted altar, left hand at side. Mint of Rome. As BMC p. 244, nos. 1524-1525; RIC III, p. 163 no. 1127.

Diameter: 29.1 mm
Thickness: 4.7 mm
Weight: 16.8 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.7 mm
Weight: 16.8 g
Diameter: 29.1 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
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: Illegible

Reverse description: Pietas standing left raising right hand over lighted altar, left hand at side
Reverse inscription: [AVGVSTA, S C]

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

Coin references

  • BMC : p. 244, nos. 1524-1525
  • RIC : III p. 163 no. 1127

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: North Warwickshire (District)
Parish or ward: Middleton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP1896
Four figure Latitude: 52.56153931
Four figure longitude: -1.7359066
1:25K map: SP1896
1:10K map: SP19NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Updated: About one year ago

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