SF-1638B9: Roman coin: denarius of Faustina II.

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COIN

Unique ID: SF-1638B9

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver Roman denarius of Faustina II (AD 147-175), struck under Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161) dating to AD 147-161 (Reece Period 7). AVGVST[I] P II FIL reverse type depicting Venus standing left, holding Victory and resting left hand on shield set on helmet. Mint of Rome. RIC III, p. 93, no. 495a.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 147
Date to: Circa AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.46 mm
Weight: 2.28 g
Diameter: 18.78 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 10th January 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Riccardo Caravello
Identified by: Mr Riccardo Caravello

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 II
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: Draped bust right; hair waved and coiled on back of head.
Obverse inscription: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA

Reverse description: Venus standing left, holding Victory and resting left hand on shield, set on helmet.
Reverse inscription: AVGVST[I] P II FIL

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • RIC : III p. 93, no. 495a.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Babergh (District)
To be known as: Monks Eleigh

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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