NMS-D9A0D6: Probable Roman coin of Faustina the younger

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Unique ID: NMS-D9A0D6

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

Copper alloy modified Roman coin, possibly a sestertius. The flan is square with rounded corners and appears to have been hammered around the edges to square-up or lip the periphery. The thinness of the coin and the fact that both obverse and reverse are struck in relatively low relief for the period suggest either a contemporary copy or that the object was struck in imitation of a coin, but was not intended for use as one.

Obverse; female bust facing right, probably Faustina the Younger (Reece Period 8. Circa AD161-175). Reverse: standing female figure. Die axis 6 o'clock.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 161
Date to: Circa AD 175

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30.5 mm
Width: 28 mm
Weight: 11.8 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st November 2017 - Friday 1st December 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Garry CRACE
Identified by: Mr Garry CRACE
Secondary identifier: Miss Julie Shoemark

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 62259
Other reference: IND15052018GC

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Probably
Ruler/issuer: Faustina II
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: South Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Morningthorpe and Fritton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM2393
Four figure Latitude: 52.48930667
Four figure longitude: 1.28320142
1:25K map: TM2393
1:10K map: TM29SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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