IOW-A0F447: Roam Coin: Denarius of Diva Faustina I

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-A0F447

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete and corroded Roman silver denarius of Diva Faustina I (AD 138-161), dating to the period AD 141-161 (Reece period 7). AED DIV FAVSTINAE reverse type depicting Hexastyle temple in which is seated the figure of Faustina I. Mint of Rome.

Obverse: DIVA-FAVSTINA; Draped bust right.

Reverse: AED DIV FAVSTINAE; Hexastyle temple in which is seated the figure of Faustina I.

Diameter: 17.9mm. Weight: 2.77g. DA=12:6.

As RIC III, p. 69, no. 343.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 141
Date to: Exactly AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.77 g
Diameter: 17.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 4th February 2018 - Sunday 4th February 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-1-47

Materials and construction

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

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-FAVSTINA

Reverse description: Hexastyle temple in which is seated the figure of Faustina I
Reverse inscription: AED DIV FAVSTINAE

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : III p. 69, no. 343.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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