BH-897157: Denarius of Antoninus Pius

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-897157

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver denarius commemorating Faustina I (died AD 141) struck under Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161), CONSECRATIO, Ceres, Rome, c. AD 141-50. RIC III, 382bvar The coin is slightly worn and corroded. It measures 19mm diameter by 2mm thick and weighs 2.88g.

Notes:

The obverse type (with an unveiled head) is not recorded in RIC for this type.

Class: Denarius

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 141
Date to: Circa AD 150

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 2.88 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 10th January 2005

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Gil Burleigh
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 05/24 - 12

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

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: Bust of Faustina right.
Obverse inscription: DIVA FAV STINA

Reverse description: Ceres standing left, raising right hand and holding torch in left.
Reverse inscription: CON SE CRATIO

Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
To be known as: Ashwell

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: with finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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