SWYOR-56B57D: Roman Coin; sestertius of Diva Faustina

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Unique ID: SWYOR-56B57D

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A copper alloy Roman coin; a sestertius probably of Diva Faustina, dating from the period AD 141-161. Reece Period 7. Reverse: standing figure left, draped. The coin is 28.8mm diameter, 4.4mm thick, 15.7g. The edges are damaged and the legends are illegible.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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: 4.4 mm
Weight: 15.7 g
Diameter: 28.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 2015 - Thursday 31st December 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3105

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Faustina the Elder
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Female draped bust right with bun on top of her head
Obverse inscription: illegible

Reverse description: standing female figure left with her right arm extended to the left and left arm bent across the front of her body. S C in field
Reverse inscription: illegible

Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
District: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Tickhill (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK5894
Four figure Latitude: 53.43959294
Four figure longitude: -1.12834053
1:25K map: SK5894
1:10K map: SK59SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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