ESS-740287: Roman coin: Denarius of Faustina Senior

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Unique ID: ESS-740287

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn silver denarius of Faustinia Senior, wife of Antonius Pius, who died in AD141. Reece period 7.

Obverse shows Faustinia bust facing right. DIVA FAUSTINIA.

Reverse shows Ceres standing left holding staff. AUGUSTA.

‚ÄčThe coin is 17.4mm in diameter and weighs 3.0g.

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 141

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3 g
Diameter: 17.4 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Colin Rose
Identified by: Mr Colin Rose

Materials and construction

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

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: Faustinia bust facing right.
Obverse inscription: DIVA FAUSTINA

Reverse description: Ceres standing left holding staff.
Reverse inscription: AVG VSTA

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
Parish or ward: Badingham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM3166
Four figure Latitude: 52.24367313
Four figure longitude: 1.38223934
1:25K map: TM3166
1:10K map: TM36NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 6 days ago

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