LANCUM-4D0089: Silver denarius of Diva Faustina the Elder

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Unique ID: LANCUM-4D0089

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Silver Roman denarius of Diva Faustina the Elder, dating to AD 141. Mint of Rome. Obverse of draped bust, right: DIVA FAVSTINA. Reverse of Juno(?) standing facing left, holding sceptre and raising hand: AETE-R-NITAS. The coin is 17.0mm in diameter, 2.3mm in thickness and weighs 2.38g.

RIC III, Antoninus Pius, p. 69, no. 344.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 141
Date to: Exactly AD 141

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.3 mm
Weight: 2.38 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 15th October 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Lydia Prosser
Identified by: Miss Lydia Prosser

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 165

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Faustina the Elder
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Draped bust, right
Obverse inscription: DIVA FAVSTINA

Reverse description: Juno? standing facing left, holding sceptre and raising hand
Reverse inscription: AETERNITAS

Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Allerdale (District)
To be known as: near Cockermouth

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
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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