IOW-9F2BE7: Roman Coin: Sestertius, probably of Diva Faustina I

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-9F2BE7

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A heavily corroded Roman copper-alloy sestertius, probably of Diva Faustina I (AD 138-161), dating to the period c. AD 141-161 (Reece period 7). Unclear reverse type depicting Aeternitas(?) standing left holding phoenix on globe(?) and folds of skirt. Mint of Rome.

Obverse: [...]-(FAVSTINA); Draped bust right.

Reverse: [...]; S C, Aeternitas(?) standing left holding phoenix on globe(?) and folds of skirt.

Diameter: 26.6mm. Weight: 13.83g. DA=12:11.

Cf. RIC III, p. 162, no. 1105

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: Circa AD 141
Date to: Circa AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 13.83 g
Diameter: 26.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 30th December 2018 - Sunday 30th December 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: IOW2019-8-2

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
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: [...]-(FAVSTINA)

Reverse description: S C, Aeternitas(?) standing left holding phoenix on globe(?) and folds of skirt
Reverse inscription: […]

Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : III p. 162, no. 1105

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: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

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